I was wondering what to make for AFAM hosted by Sharmi of Neivedyam and Introduced by Maheshwari of Beyond the Usual as Orange is only a guest in my house. I have’nt even tried making anything with oranges and lo my best friend A gives me a recipe box of 55 perfect deserts. I have never owned a desserts only book prior to this and it was a pleasant surprise. Thanks A for giving me this wonderful and simple book to experiment. I had to choose the toughest recipe though for the event and followed the instructions accordingly, but it was a learning experience. Thanks Maheshwari and Sharmi for hosting this event!
3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1/4 cup All purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cups of whole milk
1/4 cup and 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar
4 large eggs separated and 1 large egg white only
1/4 cup orange flavored liqueur (triple sec, curacao, grand marnier etc)
1 table spoon grated orange peel
In a sauce pan, melt the butter, add the flour, salt until it blends with the butter and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently so that the flour blends in, boil for a minute and remove from heat.
Stir in the 1/4 cup of sugar and whisk in the egg yolks until well blended and transfer to a bowl and let it cool for 30 minutes.Add the orange liqueur and the peel.
Preheat the oven to 375F and grease 10 6oz. ramekins and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of sugar in them.
Meanwhile take the 5 egg whites add the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in them and beat them with the mixer high until stiff peaks are formed.
Here is the toughest part now. Gently take 1/3 of the egg whites and fold into the milk and egg yolks mixture and the yolk mixture back into the egg whites mixture. this has to be done as gently as possible and with a rubber spatula .
Spoon the mixture into the ramekins and first bake until 25 minutes and then for another 5 minutes if necessary and do check with a tester in between if it is done. Sprinkle if you want to with confectioners sugar and serve immediately as they taste the best when fresh from the oven.