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                            HAZELNUT SEMIFREDDO
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Water
      1/2   c            Toasted & husked hazelnut
    2 2/3   c            Well-chilled whipping cream
    8       ts           Amaretto liqueur
    8                    Yolks only-room temp egg
   10       tb           Sugar
                         -red seedless grapes
    1                    White only egg
                         Sprigs mint
   For praline: Grease baking sheet. Heat 1/2 cup sugar
   and 2 tablespoons water in heavy small saucepan over
   low heat, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar
   dissolves. Increase heat and boil until light brown.
   Stir in hazelnuts. Return mixture to boil. Immediately
   pour onto prepared sheet, spreading thinly. Cool
   completely. Pulverize in processor or blender.
   For semifreddo: Beat cream in large chilled bowl until
   beginning to thicken. Add liqueur and beat just until
   peaks form. Beat yolks with 10 tablespoons sugar in
   another large bowl until pale yellow and slowly
   dissolving ribbon forms when beaters are lifted.
   Gently fold in whipped cream and 1/3 cup praline.
   Spoon into serving glasses. Freeze at least 2 hours.
   (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)
   Beat egg white to blend. Dip grapes in egg white, then
   sugar, coating well. Let dry 30 minutes.
   If semifreddo is frozen solid, let soften in
   refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with
   grapes and mint.
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