By the way, I don't completely buy the fact that he doesn't like these since with every bite he made a comment like "I don't want to like these, but after every bite I'm surprised by how good it tastes." On the other hand, he didn't finish his dessert, which is very unusual in the house. Since we very rarely partake in anything fried, I'll be more than happy to finish these off over the next few weeks...
This is one of those classic Italian desserts that is often overlooked, and not a common item on restaurant menus. Especially in health conscious Italian restaurants (wait, do those really exist?) Like its brother and sister the tiramisu and panna cotta, it is sweet, creamy, and decadent. However, unlike the tiramisu it is ridiculously easy to make. And unlike the panna cotta, eating it makes your arteries immediately begin to harden. Good thing they come all individually sized!
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
10 Tbsp semolina flour
1 large egg
1) Boil first seven ingredients in large saucepan.
2) Gradually whisk semolina. Whisk constantly until mixture is thick. Pour into glass baking dish, spreading evenly. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate 4 hours.
3) Cut refrigerated cream into 24 squares. Place panko in medium shallow bowl, place flour on plate, and whisk egg in small bowl.
4) Dredge each square in flour, then egg, then panko.
5) Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat until 350 degrees. Working in batches, fry squares till golden, about five minutes. Tranfer to paper towels to drain.
Each serving has:
|Total Fat||5.9 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||13.1 g|