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Chocolate Semifreddo with Candied Orange Sauce


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Chocolate Semifreddo with Candied Orange Sauce

Semifreddo literally means partially frozen, as is the chocolate mousse presented here. Dark, rich chocolate and sweet, tangy oranges are a classic dessert combination, but finishing the dish with candied oranges spikes the flavor to the next level!


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  • 1¼ cups (2½ sticks) butter or margarine
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 9 egg whites
  • Candied Orange Sauce (recipe below)

Candied Orange Sauce

  • 6 oranges, unpeeled, quartered and sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces
  • ½ cup water
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2½ teaspoons cornstarch or potato starch
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel


Prep: Grease an 8½x5½x3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and line tightly with foil.

Semifreddo: Heat butter or margarine and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Stir until melted and mixture is uniform and smooth; remove from heat and set aside to cool.  Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of a standing electric mixer. Beat on high until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick and pale yellow in color. Add chocolate mixture, mixing until combined. Set aside. In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites on high until stiff peaks form (avoid beating to dry point). Using a rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture (this can be done in batches) until combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and freeze, tightly covered.

Serve: Remove semifreddo from freezer and turn out onto plate; peel off foil. Cut into ¾-inch thick slices and place on individual plates. Spoon warm orange sauce over slices and serve immediately.

Candied Orange Sauce – Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce begins to boil and thicken, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

Plan Ahead – Semifreddo can be prepared up to 2 weeks ahead and stored in the freezer. Candied orange sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store in refrigerator, covered well.  Rewarm before serving.

About Rebecca Naumberg


Order your copy of the Dash Cookbook at GetYourDash.com, all proceeds go to TAG, Mention JoyofKosher and get Free Shipping. Rebecca is a lawyer by trade and loves to cook. The recipes featured in dash are sampling of Rebecca's collection. She coauthored the Dash Cookbook with Sori Klein. Available from The Torah Academy for Girls.

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