Friday, February 23, 2007

Citrus gelatin

This recipe made a good dent in my citrus supply. Orange and grapefruit segments are suspended in a clear gelatin flavored with citrus soda and orange zest. It's very refreshing and pretty too!

Citrus Gelatin
Serves 8

3 tablespoons cold water
2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
2 cups of citrus flavored soda (I used Fresca)
Finely grated zest from 1 orange
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups of orange segments
2 cups of grapefruit segments

Combine the gelatin and cold water in a small bowl, set aside. Put the soda, orange zest, sugar, orange juice and salt in a nonreactive saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is hot and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the softened gelatin until it has dissolved. Stir the gelatin mixture over a bowl of ice water until it starts to thicken. Pour the mixture into a nonreactive loaf pan. Arrange grapefruit and orange segments in the gelatin.

Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely set. To unmold, dip the loaf pan in a bowl of very hot water for 10 seconds (if it doesn't come out the first time, try dipping it in water a second time). Invert the mold onto a serving dish. Cut into slices to serve.

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