The spoon and whisk_ pistachio, orange blossom and pomegranate delices

Okay, so these look and sound rather fancy and I must point out now that this recipe certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted cook, without trying to put you off!! This has got to be my longest method for a recipe I have ever created in the history of my 2 and a half years blogging. Apple cider with orange juice recipe It took me so long to write this and never mind the good amount of hours spent cooking and experimenting to create something I was happy with.

It is, let’s just say, one of my more complex recipes…after all, if I’m gonna go all out and do old school patisserie I may as well do it justice and do it properly as it should be done. Orange and apple juice recipe A delice is essentially a fancy french term for a layered slice which you’ll often find in many forms of flavours and textures in all standard patisseries. Orange juice smoothie recipes easy The layered slice is an exercise in culinary harmony, and a budding pastry chef has much to learn from them.

The real skill and secret to a successful delice is that all the components hold themselves individually and that they are precise and in the right order. Easy orange chicken recipe with orange juice The base is a patisserie sponge made with ground almonds called a joconde.

Easy orange juice cake recipe It provides the structure and moisture due to its high fat content, but is soft in texture and complements the mousse layer.

I wanted to create a delice with middle eastern inspired flavours as I’ve noticed this exciting cuisine is definitely on the up as a new emerging trend and a layered slice is the ideal opportunity to experiment with flavours and texture combinations. Recipes using fresh orange juice The middle eastern trend is taking ahold in the UK with countless new restaurant openings alone in 2016. Recipes with fresh orange juice Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurants and cookbooks being frontrunners in helping to boost the awareness of Middle Eastern foods and culture.

The floral, botanical trend is also definitely something that is ‘trendy’ right now, especially when it comes to floral flavoured desserts. Apple cake recipe orange juice So, what I call the mousse is actually titled malabi. Cake recipe with orange juice A popular middle eastern dessert: creamy, perfumed, milk-based pudding flavoured with either orange blossom or rose water. Orange juice bundt cake recipe from scratch It was perfect to experiment with as I could create a mousse-like layer with just the cornflour as the stabilising agent – the ‘traditional’ way of course.

I think for me, one of the best bits about this dessert is that element of excitement when you slice into it and uncover the fruity, dark ruby red jelly core. Pineapple orange banana juice recipe It would be great to serve to friends and family without telling them about the hidden centre and wait for their surprise reaction as they discover it for themselves (in the hope that they actually like pomegranate!!)

You will need three 13 x 5cm (depth 4cm) size approx. Orange apple juice recipe silicon loaf moulds

Prepare the loaf moulds by lining tthem with cling film (plastic wrap), making sure to line the base and up the sides, leaving extra overhanging around the edge to fold over with once they are filled. Easy smoothie recipes with orange juice Try to avoid any wrinkles with the cling film, making it as smooth as possible and getting it right into the corners.

Prepare the pomegranate jelly cubes and orange jelly glaze the night before so it has time to set. Hot apple cider recipe with orange juice Apply the same method to both. Popsicle recipes with orange juice Place the gelatine leaves in a jug of cold water and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Orange juice popsicles recipe Heat the juice (separately) and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then squeeze the excess moisture out of the gelatine leaves (making sure to put 1 leaf into the pomegranate juice) and dissolve them into the hot juice, give it a quick stir. Recipe for fresh orange juice Pour the pomegranate juice into a silicon ice cube tray, you may not need all the juice depending on the size of your cube tray. Fresh cranberry recipes with orange juice You could pour the leftovers into ramekins for jelly desserts. Jewish apple cake recipe with orange juice Leave them to set in the fridge overnight. Jewish apple cake recipe without orange juice Pour the orange jelly into the three prepared lined loaf moulds, distributing the juice equally to create a thin layer on the base. Frozen orange juice chicken recipe Leave to set in the fridge overnight.

On the day of serving, prepare the malabi. Combine the milk, cream, and sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Glazed carrots recipe orange juice Once the mixture comes to the boil, remove from the heat. Carrots in orange juice recipe While you’re waiting for your milk to heat up, dissolve the cornflour in the water, whisking as you add it to make sure there are no lumps. Apple cider orange juice recipe When the milk comes to the boil, quickly whisk in the cornflour paste along with the orange blossom water and immediately remove from the heat. Recipe for fresh squeezed orange juice Leave to cool in a bowl, place a layer of cling film on the surface to stop a skin forming, chill in the fridge until thick enough to pipe.

Prepare the pistachio joconde. Apple cider recipe with orange juice Preheat the oven to 200°C/350°F/gas 6. Hot apple cider with orange juice recipe Line a 15 x 20cm (approx. Carrots cooked in orange juice recipe size) traybake tin with parchment paper and lightly grease with the cooking spray. Recipe for carrots cooked in orange juice Firstly, make a pistachio paste by putting the finely ground pistachios into a pestle and mortar and grind until they form a paste (this takes a good 5 minutes, the natural oils come out of the nuts and help to make a paste-like consistency.)

Put the paste, ground almonds, icing sugar, flour, eggs and butter into a bowl and whisk together for about 3 minutes to make a smooth paste.

Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Recipe for glazed carrots with orange juice Gradually whisk in the caster sugar until a smooth and glossy meringue forms.

Fold in a spoonful of the meringue into the pistachio mixture to loosen it, then fold in the remaining meringue. Banana orange juice smoothie recipe Spread out thinly onto the lined prepared tin, leveling it out if necessary to the corners. Orange juice and banana smoothie recipe Bake for 12-15 minutes until cooked, a skewer inserted should come out clean. Smoothie recipes using orange juice Transfer to a wire rack to cool, peel off the parchment paper.

Fill the malabi mousse into a piping bag and cut a large hole. Recipe for homemade orange juice Pipe a thick layer into each of the prepared loaf moulds with the jelly glaze as the base. Orange juice banana smoothie recipe Then turn out the pomegranate jelly cubes from the tray and place 2 into each loaf mould, leave a gap between the 2 cubes and so there is a border left around the edge of each cube. Carrot orange ginger juice recipe Then use the rest of the malabi mousse to pipe around and a thin layer on top of the jelly cube, repeat with all three moulds until it is all used up. Beet carrot orange juice recipe Place back into the fridge to set for 1 hour.

Once the pistachio joconde sponge has cooled completely, cut three 13 x 5cm rectangles out and place on top of the malabi like a lid, this forms the final layer and will be the base once turned out. Whiskey sour recipe orange juice Press down slightly so it fits snug inside the mould but it should reach the top. Orange smoothie recipe with orange juice Then use the overhanging extra cling film to cover the sponge. Whiskey sour recipe with orange juice Leave to set for roughly another 4-5 hours.

To serve, remove from the fridge. Glazed carrots recipe with orange juice Unwrap the cling film top and turn out the delices onto a board. Orange juice fruit cake recipe It may require a knife around the edge to tease it out at first, or try tapping the base, bending the silicon slightly. Fresh squeezed fruit juice recipes Once released, peeling off the surrounding cling film, cut each one into precisely half so you end up with 6 cube shaped delices in total. Homemade orange juice concentrate recipes For decoration, sprinkle chopped pistachios onto half of each delice diagonally using a piece of paper – cover one side corner to corner, so that you create a clean line edge.

They are best served chilled on the day of making but should be stored in the fridge if necessary.

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