Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas scented dessert

(makes 4 servings)
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-12 ladyfingers (Ladyfingers are light and sweet sponge cakes roughly shaped like a large finger. They are called   savoiardi in Italian (meaning "fromSavoy")
- 30ml orange liquor
- 250 gr. dried fruits ( apricots, plums, raisins) in big chunks
- 300 gr. light cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
- 3 tablespoons crushed roasted almonds
- 3 tablespoons orange marmelade
- 2-3 cloves
- 2-3 pieces cardammon
- 1 cinammon stick

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Heat the marmelade with 3 tablespoons water and add the cloves, cardammon and cinammon. Add dried fruits and leave to soften for 1 or 2 hours. Remove the spices. Beat the light cream with the confectioner's sugar. Cover the bottom of a bowl with half of the ladyfingers soaked in the liquor. Drain the dried fruits and place on ladyfingers. Break the rest of the ladyfingers into chunky pieces and drizzle with the syrup from the dried fuits. Place them in the bowl on top of the dried fuits and top with the cream mixture. Drizzle with the crushed almonds.

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