Anyone following on twitter recently would have noticed that we had a few problems with the colour of a certain blood orange and almond cake that had certain technicolour atributes.
The recipe didn't hint at this aspect of the cake but I suspect that it was a little stuff up that led to the many colour changes.
This recipe covers the syrup as well as the delicious blood orange pannacotta which has a suble but striking citrus flavour.
Before beginning I would like to make a special thanks to two people on twitter who contributed recipes which I ultimately adapted to arrive at what I have set out below. A big thanks to Chris Stephen (@otherfoodbird) and Barbara (@BeesKneesBC). Without your contributions I would probably be still staring at the shoulder of ham in the fridge right now!
OK for anyone expecting a recipe that they can actually follow...good luck! I think what follows would be best termed inspiration rather than a recipe, but here goes
This wonderful syrup is a great companion with cocktails and desserts including ice-cream and panna cotta, Enjoy :)
If there was something to try with a blood orange it is definitely this! The sweet juicy taste of orange with the dark complexities of chocolate makes this indulgence to die for...
I still can't believe how great my latest batch of Blood Orange sorbet turned out, the flavour was simply amazing! Let me take you to the beginning with the first question you may ask, what are you doing with blood oranges this time of the year?
I have been picking a few of our Redbelly blood oranges every week to keep an eye on the rate of internal anthocyanin (blood colour) development and show them off to unsuspecting visitors, basically I bring them home and throw them in the fruit basket and cut them open to show how amazing they are looking. Throwing them in the fruit basket?!? Yes I know, not the smartest thing to do... And when my little sis came through and decided to eat an orange, she peeled it only to discover the colour inside.
Even though we designed and make our own marmalade doesn't mean that you can't have the fun doing it yourself at home. It's one of the biggest thrills making a product that takes just hours to complete so can have the excitement of Redbelly™ blood oranges all year round. Trust me when I say 'make more than what you need'. You'll find yourself enjoying your hard earned product that before you know it you've finished before the next season start's or what constantly happens to me, family and friends discover how intriguing the marmalade is that they help themselves. That's no problem though as we have plenty of our yummy marmalade, jelly and syrups in stock to help you.