Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Italian Dessert Recipe


Dessert is usually some fresh fruit with a demitasse of espresso. On festive occasions there may be puddings, pastries or a cake. Wine is an integral part of Italian food. Relax with your favorite beer or wine and enjoy as the aromas of traditional Italian food.
In the kitchen, you may need a pasta pot, a colander, wooden spoons, and a mezzaluna. The mezzaluna is a crescent-shaped knife with a handle on either end that makes meat-mincing a whole lot easier.
Try this simple but exotic Italian Dessert Recipe - Hazelnut cake:
Ingredients
Toasted hazelnuts -10 ounces (250 g)
Oro Saiwa Cookies -4 ounces (100 g)
Unsalted butter -4 ounces (100 g)
Sugar -6 ounces (150 g, 3/4 cup)
Eggs, separated -3
Baking chocolate (crumbled) -6 ounces (150 g)
Method
  1. Grind together the nuts and cookies in a blender until it becomes a fine powder.
  2. Combine it with the crumbled chocolate.
  3. Cream the egg yolks sugar and butter until the mixture is pale yellow.
  4. Whip the egg whites until it forms firm peaks.
  5. Combine the nut and cookie mixture with the butter mixture, and then fold in the whites.
  6. Pour into a cake pan of size sufficient for it to be about an inch deep, and bake it a preheated oven (360 F (180 C)) for 30 minutes.

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