Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kuuluisa "gelato" / famous "gelato"

Rooma, Italia 3.1.2014.
Gelato on italiankielinen sana jäätelölle, peräisin latinan sanasta "gelātus" (jäädytetty). Gelato on valmistettu maidosta, kermasta , erilaisista sokereista ja makuaineista, kuten tuoreista hedelmistä ja pähkinöistä.

Kerrotaan, että gelaton keksi Medicien arkkitehti Bernardo Buontalenti 1500-luvun puolivälissä.

Rome, Italy 01/03/2014. 
Gelato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈlaːto]; plural: gelati) is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word "gelātus" (meaning frozen). In English it generally refers to varieties of ice cream made in a traditional Italian style. Gelato is made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees. Gelato is a type of soft ice cream containing a relatively small amount of air. By statute, gelato in Italy must have at least 3.5% butterfat, with no upper limit established. The sugar content in homemade gelato, as in traditional ice cream, is balanced with the water content to act as an anti-freeze to prevent it from freezing solid. Types of sugar used include sucrose, dextrose, and inverted sugar to control apparent sweetness. Typically, gelato—like any other ice cream—needs a stabilizing base. Egg yolks are used in yellow custard-based gelato flavors, including zabaione and creme caramel, and non-fat milk solids are also added to gelato to stabilize the base. Starches and gums, especially corn starch, are sometimes also used to thicken and stabilize the mix. In the United States there is no standard of definition for gelato set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as there is for ice cream. Whereas ice cream in the U.S. is defined by the Federal Code both by its ingredients, which includes milk fat (also known as butterfat) of 10% or more, gelato in the U.S. covers a wide range of products including frozen desserts eaten like ice cream; products that are identical to ice cream with the exception of their butterfat contents; and premium ice cream containing butterfat far exceeding the minimums set forth in Italy. Depending on the recipe and the person making it, dairy-based gelato contains 16–24% sugar. Most ice cream in the United States contains 12 - 16% sugar. 
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1 kommenttia / comments:

Sara said...

Delicious. Gelato is so dense and creamy, I like it better than ice cream.