Pidapipò · Popcorn Choc Top

Food

Last month Lisa Valmorbida, the co-founder of wildly popular Melbourne gelateria , released her first cookbook, ‘Pidapipò – Gelato Eight Days a Week‘. Complete with charming illustrations by renowned French graphic designer and illustrator , this book is Lisa’s celebration of authentic gelato, as well as a host of classic Italian desserts, cakes, and drinks.

A graduate of  Carpigiani Gelato University (yes) in Bologna, Lisa gained experience at Gelateria Alberto Marchetti, one of the best gelaterias in Turin, before opening her own gelateria in Lygon Street, Carlton, followed by a store in Chapel Street, Windsor. Both boast queues around the block, even in winter!

Lisa will be sharing a trio of sweet treats with us this month, kicking off with her ultimate gelato Choc Top recipe!

5th December, 2017

Pidapipo’s amazing popcorn choc tops! Terrazzo tile surface from . Styling – , Styling assistant – , Photo –

The ingredients – delicious on their own, mind-blowing when combined!! Terrazzo tile surface from . Styling – , Styling assistant – , Photo –

Lisa Valmorbida of Pidapipò, at her Carlton gelateria. Photo – .

Briefly crying over a dropped Choc Top (then spooning every skerrick up!). Terrazzo tile surface from . Styling – , Styling assistant – , Photo –

Choc Tops for two. Terrazzo tile surface from . Styling – Styling assistant – , Photo – .

Lisa Valmorbida
Tuesday 5th December 2017

When I was growing up, I used to daydream about owning my own restaurant. Mum had told me about a place in Melbourne where you could sit at the counter and have ice cream and milkshakes and lollies. I dreamed about owning a place like that one day, but the dream never involved me actually making the ice cream.

Pidapipò isn’t the restaurant I daydreamed about when I was young. The dream’s there though, mixed with childhood memories of gelato, my Nonno’s playfulness, my experiences in Italy, a thousand hours of cooking shows, the collaboration with my brother, my family’s food obsession and my fascination with the technique of gelato making, its flavours and combinations.

I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes and flavours that are the foundations of the Pidapipò story. I hope you become as obsessed as I am.

Popcorn gelato was a flavour I first came across when I was in Italy. There they used popcorn-flavoured powder, but we make fresh popcorn with butter, blend it with the base mixture and then stain it to get all the bits out. Don’t try to make your own cone – it’s more trouble than it’s worth and it won’t be as good as the good-quality cones you can buy.

 

Ingredients (Makes 10)

10 good-quality waffle cones

 

2 litres of popcorn-flavoured gelato

200g dark chocolate (60% cocoa solids)

80g cocoa butter

Butter popcorn for decoration

Method

1. To make the chocolate topping, add the chocolate and cocoa butter to a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until melted (alternatively, place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 2 minutes). Set the bowl aside on a work surface and leave to cool slightly for 2-3 minutes.

2. To assemble the choc tops, press a scoop of gelato into each cone, then invert it and dip it briefly in the melted chocolate mixture, ensuring the gelato is completely covered.

3. Press the reserved popcorn into the melted chocolate mixture, to coat completely, if you like, then transfer the choc top to a stand in the freezer and repeat with the remaining choc tops.

4. Leave the choc tops for at least 30 minutes to harden before eating.

Similar Stories

Food

Choco Pocky Pops

Therese Nguyen

Food

Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Cream

These decadent sandwiches channel the classic 'Monte Carlo' biscuit.
Cassandra Morris of Fig & Salt

Food

Chocolate, Espresso and Whisky Mousse

Has it been a week already!?  It appears to be CHOCOLATE O’CLOCK again!  This afternoon our dear pal, chocolate maker Jade Bentley o...
Jade Bentley of Monsieur Truffe

This Week

Small Business

Knowing When To Call In The Experts, According To KeepCup

This Melbourne-born business has taken the world by storm, but they haven't gone it alone.
Fiona Killackey

News

ACCA’s Explosive New Program Of Reality-Warping Works

The first pieces commissioned by The Macfarlane Fund supporting emerging artists to create career-defining works.
Sponsored

Architecture

A Home That Balances Mid-Century And Modern

Hindley & Co architects bring mid-century design into the 21st century with elegance and restraint, in Newtown, Victoria.
Miriam McGarry

News

Frida Kahlo In Bendigo

An exclusive exhibition drawing on the archives of Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s former home, comes to Bendigo Art Gallery.
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Home Designed For Connection

A dual occupancy sub-division results in a surprisingly roomy home for six (!) - the 'Connect Six' House in Brighton, by Whiting Architects....

Creative People

11 Great Craftspeople Who Can Make You A Table

A round-up of the best bespoke furniture makers and designers in Australia!

Architecture

A Concrete House In A Coastal Setting

Exploring Australian beachside Brutalism, with 'The Concrete House' by AuHaus in Torquay.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

This Is No Ordinary Shed!

Exploring new forms in Australian vernacular architecture, with Atelier Andy Carson in Gerringong, NSW.
Miriam McGarry
  6 hours ago

News

Celebrating One Of Australia’s Most Influential Designers

A retrospective book and exhibition of Akira Isogawa’s 25-year career.
Sally Tabart
  5 hours ago

Indigenous Art

A Joyful Exhibition Featuring Some Of Australia's Most Talented Indigenous Artists

A group exhibition and celebration of Australia's first Indigenous owned and operated gallery.

Regional

Surreal Scenes At Mountaintop Mushrooms

Our regional columnists discover a world of wonder inside an unassuming shed in South-East Queensland.
Karen Locke

Food

Alice & Marlon's Amazing Wholegrain Mustard

WHO KNEW it was so easy to make your own mustard? SO much better than the store bought variety – think Xmas and summer BBQ crowdpleaser!
Alice Johnson

Homes

A House With A Heart Of Gold

Real estate gold, in gold rush country! The hand-crafted country home and garden of Luke Mortimer and Steve Burley in Chewton, Victoria.
Lucy Feagins
  14 hours ago

News

An Australian Christmas Story Takes Over Fed Square

Beci Orpin illustrates a distinctly Australian Christmas story in collaboration with creative film producers General Strike.
Sally Tabart

News

Having A Nice Time!

The Melbourne pop-up plant and gift shop with a focus on plants and local makers.
Sally Tabart

Similar Stories

Food

Choco Pocky Pops

Therese Nguyen

Food

Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Cream

These decadent sandwiches channel the classic 'Monte Carlo' biscuit.
Cassandra Morris of Fig & Salt

Food

Chocolate, Espresso and Whisky Mousse

Has it been a week already!?  It appears to be CHOCOLATE O’CLOCK again!  This afternoon our dear pal, chocolate maker Jade Bentley o...
Jade Bentley of Monsieur Truffe
avtomaticheskij-poliv.com.ua

profvest.com/

https://best-cooler.reviews