Snickers Semifreddo

I saw Jamie Oliver make this Snickers Semifreddo (originally called Marathon Semifreddo) on his Christmas Special a couple of years ago. It looked so gooey and yummy, so I decided to try it that Christmas instead of my traditional Christmas cake. It was an instant success. My friends and family absolutely loved it and could not get enough of it. So now by public (ok, my friends) demand I make this every Christmas and every time there is not even a drop left in the container. 

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Snickers Semifreddo

Preparation time approximately: 45 minutes plus freezing time

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

1 vanilla pod

55 g caster sugar

4 large eggs

500 ml whipping cream

sea salt

4 bars of Snickers (of which 1 for topping the Semifreddo)

50 g dark chocolate

Directions:

Halve the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.

Finely chop the Snickers bars and the dark chocolate. Keep one finely chopped Snickers separate for toping the Semifreddo.

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

In a large bowl whisk the sugar with the vanilla seeds and egg yolks until the mixture is of pale colour.

In another bowl whisk the cream until it forms soft peaks – take care that you don’t over-whisk it.

In a third bowl whisk the egg whites with a pinch of sea salt until you can form firm peaks with the mixture.

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Put the 3 finely chopped Snickers bars and the dark chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and set it over a pan of simmering water on a low heat. Make sure that the water does not touch the base of the bowl. Leave it to soften slightly.

First gently fold the whipped cream into the egg yolk mixture, and then carefully fold the egg whites with a large metal spoon into the mixture.

Spoon half of the ready mixture into a freezer-proof dish. If you plan to serve the Semifreddo at several occasions it’s a good idea to use several smaller dishes.

Fold the softened chocolate pieces into the remaining mixture. Take care that you do not knock any air out of the mixture.

Add the mixture with the chocolate pieces into the freeze-proof dish(es). Swirl the two mixtures together in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining finely chopped Snickers bar on top. Cover the dish and freeze.

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Leave the Semifreddo in the freezer at least overnight.

Take the Snickers Semifreddo out of the freezer about half an hour before serving it to give it time to soften a bit.

Make sure you have made enough to share!

Recipe modified from Jamie Oliver