She was the first to hold you in their arms when you entered the world.
She is the person you can turn to for much needed advice or a strong hug.
No matter if you use the past, present or the future tense when you talk about her, your Mom will forever be in your heart. This upcoming Sunday, May 13th, is her day, so why not take this occasion to tell her how much she means for you? Return some of the sweetness she gives you everyday with a delicious recipe that Lorenzo Callegari, chef of “Trattoria Vecchia Sorni”, has created for this day: Warm rhubarb and strawberry salad with vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients for the homemade vanilla ice cream:
1 Cup of Cream
3 Cups Milk
1 Stick of Vanilla
6 Egg Yolks
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup cold cream
Boil the cream together with milk and the vanilla scoured from the stick. In a container, beat the egg yolks with the sugar. Add it to the cream mixture and put it back on the stove until it reaches174 °F. Put the mixture in a container and add the cold cream. Put in the freezer and mix deliberately every 15 minutes until it becomes a cream.
Cut the strawberries and the rhubarb into small pieces. In a pan, brown a tablespoon of butter with 2 spoonfuls of sugar . Add the strawberries and rhubarb, and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Wet the mixture with orange juice and let it reduce for another 2 minutes. Put the entire mixture in a deep plate and add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Add mint leaves and colorful flowers for presentation.
Pour her a glass of Mezzacorona Moscato and serve your Mom with a kiss and an “I love you!”