Coffee & Irish cream semifreddo wreath
Make this frozen dessert up to two days ahead of serving so you can spend more time with your guests. Itís sure to impress at a Christmas gatheringServes 14-16
Ingredients6 eggs, separated
6 tbsp instant coffee granules, mixed with 2 tbsp boiling water
200g light brown soft sugar
600ml double cream
100ml Irish cream liqueur
vegetable oil, for the tin
100ml dark chocolate, melted
Put the egg yolks, coffee and sugar in a large bowl and beat using an electric whisk until thick and fluffy.
Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl using an electric whisk with clean beaters until light and frothy. Add the beaten whites to the yolk mix, and whisk briefly to combine.
Pour the double cream and liqueur into a bowl, and whisk to soft peaks. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the whipped cream, folding in with a large metal spoon until everything is evenly combined.
Oil a 2-litre bundt tin and pour in the semifreddo mixture, then tap on a surface so itís evenly filled. Freeze overnight, or for up to a month.
To serve, dip the tin in a bowl of hot water for 20 seconds to loosen. Turn the semifreddo out onto a plate and remove the tin.
Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the semifreddo, letting it drip down the sides. Leave to defrost for 5 mins, slice and serve. Layer leftovers between pieces of baking parchment and freeze in an airtight container for up to a week.