Do you dream of dinner party domestic goddess fabulouspicity (a made up word, I know)… That moment when you pull the perfectly lovely / lovingly perfect dessert out and everyone collectively sighs? And then they taste and sigh again.
I have delusions of such grandeur as well. A baker? I am not. I can take a stab (sometimes literally) at making a simple cake for a special occasion. But frosting is not always my friend and my friends are friendly enough not to laugh at my attempts. But cream? THAT I can do something with.
I’ve recently been obsessing over Citrus Curd. I whipped up some floral Kaffir Lime Curd recently and had just a little left over from my Lime Curd Crepe Cake that was born as the result. On a day recently when I had little else but heavy cream and leftover lime curd in the fridge, I was able to toss together this simple, 2-ingredient dessert that had a serious WOW factor.
‘Semifreddo’ in Italian sounds so much better than the English Semi-frozen which manages to just sound like a mistake. But that is exactly what this easy dessert is – semi-frozen whipped cream with stuff mixed in. It takes only a couple of ingredients, all of 10 minutes to make and around 4 hours to chill. Then you have a stunning and unique dessert that will launch your domestic goddess reputation.