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Amaretti Bavarois

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Ingredients
  Vanilla bean 1
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg yolks 6
  Amaretti cookies 2 Ounce, broken
  Amaretti cookies 2 Ounce, about 10 cookies roughly broken up
  Peach brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unflavored gelatin 4 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Orange rind 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Gently heat the vanilla bean in the milk to simmering point.
Remove from the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes.
Remove the vanilla bean.
Beat the sugar and egg yolks together in a bowl placed over a saucepan of hot water.
Bring the milk to a boil and gradually pour onto the egg yolks, stirring constantly.
Cook over gently simmering water, stirring constantly, until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
Strain the custard into a mixing bowl.
Cover the surface closely with plastic wrap or wax paper and leave to cool.
Put the amaretti into a bowl, sprinkle the peach brandy over and leave to soak for 30-45 minutes.
Dissolve the gelatin in 4 tablespoons water in a small bowl placed over a saucepan of hot water.
Leave the gelatin to cool slightly, then stir in a little of the custard.
Pour this mixture into the remaining custard and stir well.
Leave in a cool place until almost setting.
Whip the cream and fold into the custard.
Half-fill 8 individual damp molds with the custard.
Divide the amaretti among the molds, piling them in the center, then cover with the remaining custard.
Chill until set.
To prepare the sauce, gently heat the orange juice, rind and sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Simmer until reduced to a light sauce-like consistency.
Pour into a bowl and leave to cool, then chill.
Unmold the bavarois onto cold plates.
Taste the sauce and add sufficient lemon juice to "lift" the flavor.
Spoon around the bavarois.
Decorate the tops of the bavarois with fine strips of orange rind.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Healthy

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