New Year's cleaning in the air... I need more space! There is a cabinet full of bottles, I drink very little and I decided to finish up a few liqueurs, possibly by cooking them! I had this one, Italian Galliano, perfect for cakes and tarts!
I improvised: I used some frozen sweet short crust pastry as the base, and then mixed 3 eggs with 3 tbsp of sugar and 300 ml of cream. When the mixture was light and fluffy I added 75 ml of Galliano.
I added 10 savoiardi (sponge biscuits), crushed, and poured the mixture into the short crust pastry case. I baked the tart at 180°C for about 40 minutes. So easy!!!
Just needed to decorate it with icing sugar and borage flowers. It tasted great! I can use the same recipe with more liqueurs, like Sambuca, Amaretto, Frangelico, Rum....
Or maybe not!!! Sure I can use Rum, but not this bottle! I found it with the others... 23 years old, the best of Guatemala... It was presented to me in 2006, and I thought that it was so precious that I didn't want to open it.
The best part was that the master blender gave it to me, she is a lady (unusual, not many women are Rum Master Blenders) and she signed the bottle and wrote my name on it. I saw that the name and signature had almost faded, and I felt a bit... aware. Aware that the world is a transient place. Yes, I am not a drinker, but this year's resolution will be to open this bottle, maybe on a special occasion, or maybe just during a quiet evening at home. And celebrate life!