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Orange Cream. Mrs. S. E. Barlow. Recipe

Orange Cream Recipe

History:
The recipe for Orange Cream has been enjoyed for generations, delighting taste buds with its refreshing and creamy texture. Known for its vibrant orange color and tangy flavor, this dessert has become a classic choice for those seeking a light and delicious treat.

Fun Facts:
- Gelatine, a key ingredient in this recipe, is derived from collagen-rich animal tissues such as bones and connective tissues. It has been used in cooking for centuries to thicken and stabilize various dishes.
- Oranges are not only known for their sweet and citrusy taste but are also a great source of vitamin C. Adding orange juice to this recipe not only enhances the flavor but also provides a boost of nutritional value.
- Whipping cream is used in this recipe to create a fluffy and airy texture. Whipping cream is made by separating high-fat cream from whole milk, resulting in a rich and creamy product.

Now, let's dive into the recipe for Mrs. S. E. Barlow's Orange Cream:

Ingredients:
- 1/2 box of gelatine
- 8 tablespoonfuls of cold water
- 1 pint of orange juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 pint of whipping cream

Instructions:
1. Start by taking half a box of gelatine and covering it with eight tablespoonfuls of cold water. Allow the gelatine to soak for half an hour, ensuring it absorbs the water and softens.
2. Once the gelatine has soaked, place it over a teakettle for a few minutes to melt. Stir it gently until it completely dissolves.
3. In a separate bowl, combine a pint of orange juice and a cup of sugar. Mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved.
4. Pour the melted gelatine into the orange juice and sugar mixture. Stir thoroughly to combine all the ingredients. For a smoother consistency, strain the mixture to remove any lumps or solid particles.
5. Transfer the mixture into a dish and place it in a cool location. It is important to monitor the process and stir occasionally to ensure the gelatine mixture sets evenly.
6. While the orange gelatine mixture begins to congeal, take a pint of whipping cream and whip it until it forms stiff peaks. This can be achieved using an electric mixer or whisk.
7. Once the gelatine mixture has reached a semi-solid state, gently fold in the whipped cream. Incorporate the cream thoroughly, but be careful not to overmix and deflate the airy texture.
8. Pour the combined mixture into a mold of your choice. A decorative mold can add an elegant touch to the final presentation. Place the mold in a cold place such as the refrigerator to allow it to set completely.
9. Allow the Orange Cream to chill for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, to ensure it is firm and fully set.
10. Once chilled and firm, remove the mold from the refrigerator. Carefully invert the mold onto a serving plate to unmold the Orange Cream.
11. Serve the Orange Cream alongside a light and fluffy Angel's Food cake for a perfect pairing. The delicate flavor of the cream complements the subtle sweetness of the cake, creating a delightful dessert experience.

Similar Recipe Dishes:
If you enjoyed the Orange Cream recipe, you might also enjoy these similar dishes:
- Lemon Cream: Substitute orange juice with freshly squeezed lemon juice, following the same steps to create a tangy and creamy dessert.
- Strawberry Cream Parfait: Replace the orange juice with pureed fresh strawberries, creating a delightful and fruity alternative to Orange Cream.
- Lime Coconut Cream: Add a tropical twist by using lime juice instead of orange juice and incorporating shredded coconut into the cream mixture. This variation will transport you to a beachside paradise.

These recipes offer diverse flavors while maintaining the creamy and refreshing characteristics that make Orange Cream so beloved. Enjoy experimenting with different fruits and flavors to create your own variations of this delightful dessert.

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