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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

battle of Chocolate Semifreddos

the last week and a half i've made two chocolate semifreddos. i made one for the bbq on saturday and another one for a coworker's bday.

i had made semifreddo earlier in the summer, it came out... ok.

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the first recipe i tried was from i shot the chef who was a professional chef and whose husband is a professional photographer, (he takes amazing pix!). it was a painfully easy recipe, simple ingredients and steps. good thing too because i was fixated on making my bbq meatballs. essentially, it came out very well. my friends loved it and it was gone in minutes. the lighting wasn't the best so i only snapped a few pix.

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the second recipe i chose was from one of my favorite bloggers, use real butter. seriously, i sweat this woman. her recipes are awesome and she's never steered me wrong. i made this monday afternoon. i went to TWO different grocery stores looking for marscapone cheese and let me tell you, at the 2nd place i damn near threw a hissy fit. i would've liked to have come across this on monday but oh well. i made do with whipped cream cheese instead. verdict: it tasted good too, albeit slightly heavy. my coworker liked it and really, that's all that matters.

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i think i'm done with semifreddos for now. the weather is getting cooler and all the desserts i've been making this summer is burning me out.

7 comments:

  1. Oooh these look so yummy. I've never tried semifreddo before... must try to get it in before the summer is over! love the berries on top!

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  2. That's amazing....I also got my idea from I shot the chef. I made strawberry semifreddo and later also kiwi......both were delicious!! Will post later this week.
    Your site is GREAT!

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  3. Jen --
    you should def. make it before the summer is gone. if i can do it, so can you!

    nina --
    thank you for stopping by, isn't i shot the chef so wonderful! your versions sound great but i am holding fast to no more desserts for awhile! :)

    amritac -
    thank you!

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  4. the raspberries in those photos really made me smile :) this looks delicious!

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  5. megan -
    raspberries always make me smile. they're tart and sweet and just reminds me of warm weather! :) thanks for stopping by. hope you'll make this too!

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  6. the raspberries in those photos really made me smile :) this looks delicious!

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