Hazelnuts are toasted and coated in dark chocolate before being folded into this made-in-the-freezer ice cream of honey, eggs and cream.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 ounces hazelnuts
- 4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Spread nuts on a baking sheet and toast in preheated oven, watching carefully, until golden, about 10 minutes. Rub the skins from the toasted nuts using a tea towel, then coarsely chop.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread chopped nuts evenly on foil. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Pour chocolate evenly over nuts. Place in freezer until firm. Then break into bite-size chunks.
Line a 8x8 inch dish with foil.
In a small bowl, beat egg yolks until light yellow. Beat in honey. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. In a third bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff. Fold cream into egg whites, then fold egg yolks into cream mixture. Fold in chocolate covered nuts, then pour into prepared pan.
Freeze 8 hours or overnight until firm. To serve, invert onto a platter, remove foil and slice.
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