Thursday, June 28, 2012

EUROPUD



No, not a way to solve the euro crisis using the culinary arts but a homage to the Azzurri who are, of course, playing tonight.

I've wanted to try this dessert for a long time and it's based on a Good Housekeeping magazine recipe that I've had for years.  Their version involves making and baking an egg custard and, as I can't stand baked custards, I've both simplified and Italianised the recipe:

First I made up three sachets of crema pasticcera [confectioner's custard, which we can buy in Italy] using 500 ml milk. Then I whipped up 500 ml panna da montare [use double or whipping cream if you are not in Italy] to the soft peaks stage.  I broke 5 small croissants into a deep serving bowl and added 100 gr finely chopped chocolate and most of a 500 gr packet of frozen raspberries.  I then quickly mixed the cream and the crema pasticcera together and poured it over the other ingredients, mixing everything well.  All that was left to do was to chill the mixture for at least a couple of hours and decorate with the rest of the raspberries and the little sugar footballers and flags  [found in the supermarket].

And "No" again to your next question:  I am certainly not going to eat it all myself!  Rosa and her family are the willing testers.

7 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Sounds good and I really like the decorations. Those flags and the football players (or soccer players as we say in the USA) are adorable.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks very cool and refreshing, Pat! Congratulations on the Italian soccer team beating Germany in the playoffs today!

Jenny Woolf said...

Fantastic! I love creative desserts like this. I'm thinking of a clever way to do a birthday cake for this weekend. Mind's blank at present but I hope inspiration will strike!

Gledwood said...

Yeah I like stuff that's made out of sloppy stuff. Chocolate sloppy stuff is the best, but strawberry will do..! Chocolate and raspberry I've never had...

Dragonstar said...

I adore raspberries! Wish I could help you eat that.

jams o donnell said...

I bet there was dancing in the streets last night!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Betty. Hi, Pat. I think it was my Italian flag on the balcony that did it! Hi, Jenny. I'm sure you'll come up with something brilliant. Do post on it! Hi, Gleds. You should try it! I wish you could too, Dragonstar. The whole town went mad, jams!

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