A few leftover oranges from Christmas make a light and delicious dessert.
I used 5 oranges to make up 250ml of juice. I haven’t added any extra sugar as I want to reduce my sugar consumption so this makes a really refreshing dessert. This is perfect on it’s own. However … there was some thick cream in the fridge and adding a spoonful on top of the set jelly and some finely grated dark chocolate elevated it to another level! Serves 4.
- 250ml freshly squeezed orange juice (approx 5 oranges)
- I sachet of vegetarian gelatine 6.5g (I have used Dr Oetker’s Vege Gel
- 250ml water
- sugar to taste –
- thick double cream to garnish
- a small piece of very dark chocolate – grated
Measure 250ml of cold water into a saucepan and add the gelling powder stirring until it has dissolved. Juice the oranges and pour the juice through a sieve into the saucepan. Heat the mixture, stirring all the time, and bring to the boil.
Taste and add a little sugar if desired. Continue to stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour into 4 individual jelly moulds or heat tolerant glasses.
Enjoy as they are or add a spoonful of thickened cream and grated chocolate.