Schneemilch (latte di neve, literally: „Snowmilk“):  

Schneemilch is a traditional dish in the Schnals region in South Tyrol, and absolutely delicious.


425 ml first class cream
70 g sugar (2 x 35 g)
50 g raisins
50 g figs
50 g walnuts
1 apple
50 ml rum
50 g dry toast
25 g pine nuts
50 ml cold milk
20 g roasted hazelnuts
cinnamon
1 vanilla bean


Cut the toast into little pieces and put in a bowl.
Mix the innards of the vanilla bean, milk and about half of the cream in a pot and heat up to almost simmering. Pour the liquid gently on the bread and let soak for about 30 minutes.

Chop the figs and let them soak together with the raisins in rum. (You can prepare that the night before. Soak the fruit in apple juice or water if you do not want to use alcohol.)


Peel the apple, take the core out and cut in very small pieces.
Heat a pan without fat and gently roast the pine nuts, hazelnuts and walnuts.


Mix the soaked Toast with figs, rasins, the nuts, the apple and, if you like, some lemon-peel and the sugar. If the dough is too liquid, add some bread-crumbs. Arrange the dough on a plate and form it to a heap with a wet knife. Cover and let it rest in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.  


Just before serving, beat the remaining cream with the rest of the sugar and cover the dough with it. Sprinkle cinnamon on it and enjoy!