Fragrant and colourful, here's the dessert we like! Today we offer you an absolute delight, blood orange jelly, simple to prepare and highly surprising, excellent as a dessert or as a snack. The aromas of the blood orange are released with every spoonful as we enjoy this delicacy, which is also healthy. In fact, whole cane sugar is used to prepare the jelly, and in limited quantities. Not only that, even if subjected to heat, orange juice preserves a good part of its precious antioxidants, such as hesperidin and naringenin, which counteract the damage of free radicals and inflammation (Pyrzynska et al, Nutrients, 2022). And then the green light is given to decorations with slices of fresh orange, a source of vitamin C, useful for supporting the immune system, and pomegranate seeds, anti-aging (Kazemabad et al, Front Aging Neurosci., 2022). In short, our mouths are already watering when describing this dessert... so enjoy your blood orange jelly!
2 large organic blood oranges, approximately 300 ml of juice
1 organic blood orange
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
100 ml of water
1 teaspoon of agar agar
Wash the oranges. Squeeze the juice from two oranges and set aside. Get the zest from one of the two oranges used to obtain the juice. Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan and mix. Combine the orange zest and the agar agar, mix well and bring everything to the boil. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove the orange peel and remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the orange juice. Mix and pour into pudding molds. Leave to cool down and then place in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours. Turn out onto a plate and decorate with fresh orange slices and pomegranate seeds.