Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins
Undoubtedly the earliest gelatin recipe in Mormon Culture. From the 1898 Young Women's Journal. See discussion on Keepapitchinin, December 2010. (This is doubled to make eight servings.) http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2010/12/13/birth-of-a-mormon-tradition-jello/
- 8 teaspoons plain gelatin
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 8 oranges
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream, whipped
- Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water for about five minutes.
- Stir in 1/2 cup boiling water.
- Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add lemon juice and orange juice. Stir.
- Pour into 8 inch square pan. (You can spray it with cooking spray before adding the jello.)
- While the gelatin is setting up, make the orange baskets.
- Take good or medium size oranges.
- With the point of a sharp knife trace a handle over the bud end of the oranges, then trace the remainder of the basket. Cut and dig out the orange pulp, leaving the peel to form the basket.
- The handle and top of basket may be scalloped and the handle tied with small bows of ribbon, or twine a small spray of smilax over the handle.
- When the gelatin is set, cut in cubes and pile them up in orange baskets. Add whipped cream.