Fresh Orange Jelly

READY IN: 25mins




  • Pour 60 ml of cold water in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the agar agar over the water and leave to soak for around 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze the oranges for the juice and thinly pare the rind of one of them.
  • Strain the juice and mix it with the sugar, rind and 340 ml of water in a large saucepan Now place the bowl of water which contains the gelatine/ agar agar in a double boiler and stir until the gelatine completely dissolves.
  • Bring the contents of the saucepan to a slow boil and stir till the sugar dissolves Reduce the heat and incorporate the gelatine solution too into the boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes or so.
  • Strain the liquid jelly into a wetted mould and stir in the rum (if you choose to).
  • Refrigerate to set for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Dip the outer side of the mould in hot water and turn it onto a plate and shake till the jelly slips out.
  • (YOu can cover the mould with the plate and then invert and shake to loosen) Decorate with segments of orange peel.