March 8 is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
The blogosphere was invited to celebrate internationally Women’s Day. You may read more about Woman’s Day here.
Instead of celebrating the political way, we were called by Zorra of Kochtopf to prepare some food.
As food connects people, we were invited to cook or bake something yellow for this special day. Yellow because on this day in Southern countries there is the tradition to give sprigs of bright yellow Mimosa flowers to women. The flowers are intended as a sign of respect and also an expression of solidarity with the women in their support for oppressed women worldwide.
So this year, instead: pasta, meat, fish, fingerfood or a whole menu as long as it is yellow.
This is a dessert I prepared especially for this occasion, very easy to make but with a fantastic taste.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: For a 26 cm. spring form
1 packet of lady fingers biscuits (Savoyard),
3 – 4 pieces of spoon sweet (orange, sour orange or bergamot)
For the cream
4 glasses of milk
3 spoonfuls of corn starch
1 spoonful of floor
5 spoonfuls of sugar
1 teaspoon orange essence
1 teaspoon margarine
(See detailed instructions and photos here).
For the syrup
3 spoonfuls orange jam
½ cup of fresh orange juice
1 spoonful of orange liqueur
In a bowl put some orange liqueur and some milk and wet the biscuits.
Place in a string form round baking tin, close to each other. Pour the cream on top and let it cool down. Place a plastic membrane on top and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
For the Syrup
Put jam, orange juice and orange liqueur in a small sauce pan and boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down before using.
When cooling serve syrup on top of dessert. Keep the rest in refrigerator to use later on.
The spoon sweet is better to be placed on top of the cream last minute as the cream may crack when placed before.
Happy Woman’s Day!