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Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

From Restaurant Sclafani in New Orleans, courtesy of owner/chef Peter Sclafani as published in the Milwaukee Sentinel January 7, 1951. Cooking time is freezing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make a syrup with the sugar and hot water; boil until the syrup is thick and spins a short thread when dropped from a spoon.
  2. Beat egg yolks with warm water and salt until thick and golden.
  3. Pour the hot syrup over the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly until fully incorporated.
  4. Cook in double boiler until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and cool; stir in vanilla and sherry wine.
  6. Stir mixture into the whipped cream.
  7. Pour into paper-lined muffin pan cups or chilled ramekins; sprinkle the tops with finely chopped mixed nuts.
  8. Place cups into freezer for about three hours.