Check out Francine Segan, author of The Opera Lover's Cookbook, show us her recipe for La Bohème Dried Fruit and Nut Fantasy as part of the DishandDine Cookbook Author Video Series!
Assorted dry fruits
1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped if large (dates, figs, raisins, apricots etc)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (amaretti, biscotti, gingersnaps etc)
1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (hazel nuts, walnuts, almonds etc)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (bittersweet chocolate, candy bars, white chocolate etc)
1 Cup (16 tbs), freshly squeezed
1 Cup (16 tbs) (limoncello or amaretto) (Optional)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as required)
1. In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients i.e. dried fruits, cookies, nuts and chocolate. Mix them well.
2. Just before serving squeeze the juice of an orange into it and continue to mix (for adults pour liqeur and mix well).
3. In a serving glass or bowl, serve the dessert garnished with whipped cream and little orange zest if desired.
To serve it to the kids omit liqueur from the dessert.