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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)

Orange or bergamot liqueur for wetting the biscuits as well as milk.

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!

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12 Comments on Orange cream dessert

  1. tellmehowyoueat says:

    Please more romantic tradition!! You know Ivy I enjoy reading all these traditions!Your orange cream dessert sounds very yummy! You give me many cooking ideas, I’m going to try your orange cream dessert with a clementine syrup or
    an orange wine of Provence. Happy Woman’s Day!

  2. Ivy says:

    That sounds great. I shall be waiting to see your post.

  3. Bellini Valli says:

    It’s wondferful Ivy that you made it to the event for Women’s Day. I had a spaghetti squash all ready to go but never got around to it. This one was an excellent way to raise awareness. I love your pie as well. It sounds divine:D

  4. Mona says:

    That looks so awesome! Can you send it to me Ivy?! Please!

  5. Ben says:

    That looks delicious! And happy International woman’s day 😀

  6. Ivy says:

    Val, I missed you. Hope to see your spaghetti squash soon.

    Mona, one piece of orange cream coming up for you.

    Thanks Ben for your wishes.

  7. Rosie says:

    Oh Ivy this is a stunning entry for IWD!! What a wonderful creation this is SO bookmarked – I am drooling just viewing your beautiful photos of this dish!!

    Rosie x

  8. Ivy says:

    Rosie, this is such a compliment to hear you say this, after the masterpieces you make. Thank you.

  9. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Creamy, citrus-laced desserts are my favorites! This reminds me of Italian Easter ricotta and rice pies. I just love this recipe; thanks for sharing, Ivy.

  10. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Beautiful recipe Ivy & great for IWD. Sorry I’m late…a happy belated IWD to you my dear. Love citrus, love the yellow, love the idea of the creamy dessert! Keep smiling!

  11. Anonymous says:

    this is funny. I just saw a recipe for melomakarona from Arianna Huffington. For those of you who don’t know she’s a very politically active Greek woman. I wonder if she makes Orange Cream Dessert too!

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