Amaretto and chocolate parfait - Venetian homecooking recipe

I prepared this parfait a few days ago (found the recipe on December's issue of Cucina Moderna), excuse me for the picture, but when I realized it was unfocused, the parfait was gone already... so I'm adding a festive picture of Casino' di Venezia with its blue sky and stars... to wish all of you a great and Happy New Year 2012!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 70g crushed amaretti biscuits
  • 50g dark chocolate drops
  • 90g sugar
  • 20g corn starch
  • 120cc milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 240cc milk cream
  • cocoa to dust

Whisk milk cream in a bowl and put it in the fridge. Cover a plum cake mold with cellophane. Mix sugar and corn starch in a pot; pour milk little by little then add the egg yolks, one by one, stirring well, and warm the mixture avoiding reaching boiling point. Pour the cream into a bowl, plunged into another larger bowl with icing water, in order to cool the cream rapidly.  Whisk the cream. Add the whipped cream with a spatula to the eggs cream, with circular movements, and finally add crushed amaretti and chocolate drops. Pour the mixture into the mold, cover with cellophane and refrigerate in the freezer for at least 12h. When serving, dust each portion with cocoa, and, to make it more festive, add a chocolate coin. BUON ANNO A TUTTI!