Hazelnut Semifreddo with Gianduja Sauce
Maria Paolillo makes the sauce with gianduja, the Italian chocolate flavored with hazelnuts, to reinforce the semifreddo's nutty flavor, but any plain bittersweet or semisweet chocolate will do. Beautiful Desserts
The semifreddo can be frozen for 3 days. The chocolate sauce can be refrigerated for 3 days.
Passito di Pantelleria, a concentrated sweet white wine from Pantelleria, a small island off the coast of Sicily, will echo the flavors of caramel and nuts in this dessert.