Baci are little chocolate candies made with hazelnuts. They are available online, or at specialty-food stores and Italian markets.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring milk to a simmer. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Add half the milk to egg-yolk mixture and whisk until blended. Stir into remaining milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon.

  • Remove from heat and immediately stir in cream. Pass mixture through a strainer into a medium mixing bowl set in an ice bath. Stir in melted chocolate and let chill, thenfreeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Add candy and liqueur and mix in machine until combined, about 30 seconds. Store in a plastic container.

Cook's Notes

Baci means "kisses" in Italian.

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