Sauternes and orange jelly with strawberries

Sauternes and orange jelly with strawberries

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4

I love the sweet, delicate flavour of Sauternes wine, and it’s a perfect match with fruit and jelly in this colourful dessert. You could use Champagne instead, if you prefer. A soft set is crucial for this elegant jelly – not like the bouncy sort my mum would make in a rabbit mould. (Sorry, Mum!) I’m tempted to put this on the menu as posh jelly and ice cream... Do you think it will sell?

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 oranges
375ml sauternes
50g caster sugar
5 sheets gelatine, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes
Strawberry ice cream, to serve
100g strawberries
1 handful tagetes or other edible flowers

Method

  1. Cut the peel from the oranges and discard. Use a small, serrated knife to neatly cut the segments out, holding them over a bowl to catch the juices. Put the orange segments to one side.
  2. Heat the Sauternes and sugar together in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved, then add the drained, squeezed gelatine and heat until it has dissolved, taking care not to whisk too much – you don’t want any froth or bubbles.
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes before adding the orange juice. Stir to combine, then pass through a fine sieve into a jug.
  4. Arrange the orange segments over the bottom of 4 soup plates or a large, rimmed cake stand and pour over just enough jelly to cover the base. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. Pour the rest of the jelly over the top and return to the fridge for 2 hours to set.
  5. When ready to serve, take a blow torch and lightly run over the top of the jelly to create a shiny surface. Top with the Strawberry Ice Cream, then garnish with the strawberries and edible flowers.
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James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
desserts
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