Floating heart ritz

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Sugar
3 \N Egg yolks
1 dash Salt
1 cup Crumbled Almond Macaroons
4 \N Ladyfingers; Split
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1½ cup Heavy Cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla
½ teaspoon Almond Extract
\N \N Raspberry Sauce
½ cup Heavy Cream; Whipped
\N \N Chocolate Curls

1. Line 7-inch (6- to 7-cup), heart-shaped mold with foil.

2. In small saucepan, combine sugar with ½ cup water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil gently, without stirring, to 230F on candy thermometer, or until a little of sugar mixture spins a thread when dropped from spoon.

3. In medium bowl, with portable electric mixer at medium speed, beat yolks and salt until light Gradually beat in hot syrup, in thin stream, beating until mixture begins to cool -2 minutes. Stir in macaroons. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

4. Sprinkle ladyfingers with Grand Marnier; set aside. Combine 11/2 cups cream with extracts; beat until stiff.

5. With rubber scraper, fold whipped cream into macaroon mixture. Turn half of mixture into prepared mold; cover with ladyfingers; pour in remaining mixture. Freeze until firm -about 4 hours. Make Raspberry Sauce.

6. To serve: Unmold frozen heart onto chilled shallow dish. Spoon sauce around. Decorate with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serves 10.

Recipe by: diane@... The Ritz-Canton Hotel Boston Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 318 by "Diane Geary" <diane@...> on Nov 27, 1997

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