Bonet (Italian Dessert)

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is an Italian dessert that originated in Piedmont (in northwest Italy) that was traditionally served at noble banquets dating back to the 13th century. It's a rich, soft dessert similar to pudding or custard. Many versions of this recipe can be found based on regional variations, but this version is from Langhe area of Piedmont, which is a hilly area of Italy that is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 large
    eggs, separated (whites and yolks will be used)
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    amaretti cookies, crushed (i used thin almond wafers)
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    rum

How to Make Bonet (Italian Dessert)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until smooth.
  3. In a food processor, combine the egg yolk mixture with the crushed amaretti, cocoa, milk and rum. Process for a couple of minutes until very well mixed. Strain the mixture into a bowl. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  4. Pour into four 2-inch individual molds or a single large 10-inch ring-mold.
  5. Set the mold(s) in a roasting pan and add hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the molds. Bake in the oven at 300° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Let cool completely.
  6. Turn out onto a plate, and serve.

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About Bonet (Italian Dessert)

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium




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