Chocolate Custard with an Italian Twist of Amaretti Cookies

by Lael Hazan on April 17, 2012

We are very proud to announce that this video of Giuliano’s Chocolate Custard with an Italian twist won the coveted Telly Award.  The video was created by Caputo Creative for Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs, a company for which Giuliano acts as spokesperson.

The recipe is a luscious chocolate dessert with Amaretti cookies that is a wonderful ending to the perfect Italian meal.  The recipe is a favorite with our family and we sometimes teach it at our cooking school in Italy.  It is a satisfying dessert that will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs has been generous and agreed to host a giveaway on our site.  Please check it out, everyone who enters will receive a coupon for a free dozen eggs and we have a three tiered prize giveaway.  You could win a: Cuisinart Ice Cream maker & 3 coupons for free eggs, or a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat, & (1) One Safest Choice spatula  & 3 coupons for free eggs, or a White insulated grocery tote (w/ red circle P) filled with Safest Choice goodies; spatula, recipe cards. Everyone who enters the giveaway and writes “I give permission” in the comment field on that page, will receive a coupon to try one dozen Safest Choice Eggs for free.

To enter the giveaway click here: Giveaway

The only hard part in this recipe is waiting for it to cool.  If we aren’t careful, we often will see smudge marks on the top where our youngest daughter has “checked” to see if it was ready yet.   However, this is not just a children’s dessert, it is an elegant ending to an adult meal.  The semisweet chocolate and the amaretti cookies make for a dish that is for a sophisticated palate.  Although our youngest would correctly say that her palate has been educated enough to enjoy anything with dark chocolate.


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merilee oakes April 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

I give permission.
Looks great! We get fresh eggs from our daughter’s chickens but there are never enough so we would be glad to try Safest Choice, let alone the wonderful custard. We are Ameretto fans!

Barbara | Creative Culinary April 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Even with my bout of you know what I could really manage some of this right now. The combination of the custard and Amaretti cookies sounds so good. So comforting. And so good. :)

Barbara Roseff April 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Giuliano can bake for me anytime! He makes it look easy! I can taste it now….:)

Karen Taranto April 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I vote for your cooking and my eating, it looks delicious. Love, Karen Taranto

Bonnie Ford April 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Really appealing recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Can you get Safest Choice eggs anywhere in California?

Leah Ezray April 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Hi ,
I thought the video was just great, but I have a very old computer and the video kept rewinding every 6 seconds. Even with all of that it was great.
Leah Ezray

helonwheels.39 April 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Mmmmm. Can’t wait to try to make it. Great video Giuliano!!!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme April 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Oh, what a treat! Luscious chocolate custard with those wonderful amaretti cookies. I only wish I could find the real amaretti cookies in my area. I have enjoyed the real thing just once and must say there’s really no substitute.

“I give permission.”

Sara @OneTribeGourmet April 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Lovely chocolate custard recipe with one of my favorite Amaretti cookies! Bravo Giuliano!

SMITH BITES April 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Mmmmmmm . . . chocolate custard . . . why don’t i make it more often???? and oh my SWOON with the addition of those lovely amaretti cookies – which i completely adore!! they are incredibly difficult (if not impossible) to find here; in fact, I’ve only come across them once and paid a small fortune for them

really do love watching Giuliano’s videos – the perfect instructor!

‘I give permission!’

Courtney G. April 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Great recipe!
“I give permission”


Meeta April 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

Chocolate custard is one of the most satisfying desserts I know. I loved it as a kid and now my son can never get enough of it. Love the flavors with the Amaretti. Congrats on the Awards Lael – well deserved!

Jamie April 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

Wow! What a dessert and I am definitely making this! Gorgeous custard and the Amaretti surely give it a fabulous flavor. I love the video and a huge congratulations on the Telly Award! I love watching Giuliano’s videos, they are so well done that I learn something every time.

Rosa April 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

A delicious dessert! I love Amaretti cookies.

Lovely video. Thanks for sharing.



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