Saturday, January 2, 2010

How to make Tortoni (Italian Dessert)

Delicious frozen Almond Biscuit Tortoni dessert - I don't think that there could ever be anyone who doesn't just love this classic but nowadays rare Italian Frozen dessert.

This video depicts a well known Italian dessert that is seldom seen in Italian restaurants these days. The classic Tortoni! Mary shows you that with proper organization you can simply prepare this dessert in several easy steps. Tortoni is the perfect dessert to serve to Guests, Family, and of course for those Romantic Candlelit dinners with the one you love, is a real winner, that will leave your loved one enchanted with you.
I have included two different recipe methods below the video for alternatives to make Tortoni Italian Frozen Dessert.  Amarena Fabbri 8 Ounce Italian Cherries in Syrup
Watch Video - Mary Cooks - How to Make Tortoni

Here are two variations of recipes for Tortoni

Biscuit Tortoni

1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
5 ounces amarettini cookies
3 tablespoons dark rum
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
3 tablespoons brandy
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place chopped almonds on a tray and toast in preheated oven until lightly colored and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Crumble the cookies into 1/2 inch pieces by wrapping in a tea towel and tapping lightly with a rolling pin or mallet. Do not crush into small pieces. Place crumbled cookies in a medium bowl and sprinkle with rum. Toss with almonds and chocolate chips. Set aside. 
Napoli Panettone Cake - Traditional Italian Dessert, 2.2 lb /1000gr
In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer until thickened. Pour in brandy and beat until soft peaks form. Spoon whipped cream over cookie mixture. In whipped cream bowl, now beat ice cream just until softened (with a flat whip, if available). Fold cookie and cream mixture into ice cream. Freeze until serving.

Almond Tortoni

1 egg white
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon sherry wine or Marsala
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup almond macaroon crumbs
1/2 cup ground almonds
6 red maraschino cherries, chopped
6 green maraschino cherries, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
4 maraschino cherries, halved for garnish
Allrecipes (Almond Tortoni)
Allrecipes (Biscuit Tortoni)

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