Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs 30 mins
This recipe is from A Treasury of Great Recipes, and the recipe comes from Tre Scalini in Rome. This is a recipe for those of us who don't have ice cream freezer/makers. Freeze in individual molds or in a souffle dish for a wonderful, cold dessert. Not too sweet, but a delight. Six of the cooking hours is freezer time!
- boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup marsala
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- almonds, toasted and chopped (optional for garnish)
- Choose a cooking pot that is large enough to accommodate a heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl in the pot and then fill it with water, but not so full that it spills over into the bowl. Remove the bowl, and place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down until the water barely simmers. Place the bowl back into the barely simmering water.
- In the bowl, combine the marsala, egg yolks, sugar, 2 tsp water , and 1/4 tsp almond extract. With a wire whisk, beat constantly until the mixture is warm and begins to thicken. Do not let the water boil while you are doing this.
- Remove the bowl from the water once it starts to thicken and whip until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Fold in 3/4 cup of whipped cream (I whip mine before starting the cooking process) and mix carefully.
- Spoon into individual cups, cover and put in the freezer for 6 hours. (Another option is to put it in a souffe dish, but you will need to let it stay in the freezer longer).
- Sprinkle with toasted almonds when serving, if you desire.
This recipe certainly is a treasure and a classic. Rich and sooo tasty! Definitely a dessert for a special occasion. I used to make a dessert much like this for Zuppe Inglese for a restaurant I worked at years ago. Thanks for evoking great tastes of the past Breezermom!