Recipe: Fresh orange juice jelly boats
These taste fabulously fresh - they're pretty too.
MAKES 20 BOATS
WHAT YOU NEED
8 gelatine leaves
About 5 large navel oranges
(enough to make 500ml freshly squeezed orange juice)
2 tbsp coconut sugar
WHAT TO DO
- Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl with 250ml cold water untilthey have become ver y soft.
- Halve the oranges and juice them to get 500ml orange juice, but being careful not to make holes in them (these will be your ‘boats’).
- Place the juice in a small saucepan with the coconut sugar and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.
- Squeeze the water out of the gelatine leaves and add them to the warm orange mixture, stirring to dissolve completely.
- Hollow out the orange halves you have juiced, carefully removing anyremaining pith. Place them in a small tray or Tupper ware container that will fit in your fridge, and pour in the juice, almost to the top of each orange half.
- Chill in the fridge for at least two
hours to set. If you make these ahead, they will keep really well in the fridge for a few days.
- When you are ready to ser ve them, cut each half in half again, and place a cocktail stick into the centre of the jelly, with a triangle of wrapping paper skewered through it, so it looks like a sailing boat.
all the ingredients (except the oil) until smooth.
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