I created this Christmas mini pandoro tree dedicated to children.
I stuffed it with “bacio” gelato (“kiss” ice cream) , but you can change taste to your liking.
Cut the mini pandoro into slices, then create the tree and decorate it , letting your children participate.
Use sugar candies as decoration (such as Smarties or M & M’s).
For the “snow” effect just cover with some icing sugar !!
Ingredients for “bacio” gelato (“kiss” ice cream):
half l. of milk
30 gr. of cocoa
40 gr. of liquid cream
40 gr. of cream
2 tablespoons of sugar
15 gr. of milk powder
3 gr. of stabilizer
1 tablespoon of hazelnut paste
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
6/8 whole hazelnuts
Procedure for “bacio” gelato (“kiss” ice cream):
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add the egg yolk while continuing to stir.
Finally add milk and cream, and after mixing well put the mix in a saucepan and bring to 85°C with the help of a thermometer.
Allow the emulsion to cool down and in the meantime add the hazelnut paste to the mixture.
Place everything in the gelato maker machine and stir for about 30/40 min. or until you see a well mounted gelato, at this point add the whole hazelnuts and let the machine run for an additional minute.
Let stand for about 1 hour in the freezer.
For the syrup:
After preparing gelato let it stand in the freezer for at least one hour then take the square of chocolate and dissolve it in a saucepan with the milk.
Cut horizontally the mini pandoro in regular slices.
Put the mini pandoro base slice on a plate then alternate pandoro slices/syrup/gelato up to the top , taking care not to overlap the slices.
This way you’ll make a tree!
Decorate each “leaf” with a sugar candy and sprinkle with icing sugar.
I used a chocolate “ganache” cream as a “glue” to hold firm the base of the tree .
Enjoy your Christmas tree!
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