like to spend some of my free time looking around
second hand bookshops for old or out of print
recipe books. A lot of the time you only find
the same unpopular titles but, from time to time,
you will find something special or something that
just appeals because it is unusual or novel. A
book that caught my eye is Puddings
& Desserts by Denise Jarrett-Macauley
- now out of print.
book has some nice recipes of which this is a
(10 1/2 oz) tin of mandarin oranges
1 tablespoon gelatine
4 tablespoons Cointreau or orange liqueur
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons caster sugar
the mandarins, reserving the juice.
the gelatine over the juice.
two tablespoons of Cointreau over the mandarins
and leave them to soak.
the remaining Cointreau, egg yolks and sugar
to the gelatine.
the egg mixture over a bowl of hot water until
thick and frothy (with an electric whisk this
should take 4 minutes).
into individual glass dishes and chill until
the soaked mandarins on top and serve
by Denise Jarrett-Macauley