My Australian friend d (who I ‘met’ through ABC POOL where she is known as dwerombi) has provided three recipes for the Citrus Fiesta.
½ cup water
1 tabsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup brandy
Peel oranges, removing all pith. Cut into small segments and place in attractive serving bowl. Place sugar and water in saucepan and bring to boil while stirring – boil for about 5 mins. Allow to cool then add brandy and liqueur. Pour over orange segments. Best made day before required. Serve with cream or ice-cream.
From Anne Marshall (Ed), 1970. ‘The Age’ Australian And NZ Complete Book of Cookery, Hamlyn.
Di’s Lime Cordial
one Lt lemon or lime juice
one Lt water
one and a half kg sugar (I don’t put as much but it is needed to preserve )
The white of one egg
Boil water, sugar , and the white of the egg together, then add juice and boil for 10 minutes.
Strain and bottle (Will keep for 12 months)
Lemon Delicious Pudding
1 tablespoon butter
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
1 cup milk
Cream butter & sugar, add flour.
Stir in juice and rind of grated lemon.
Add beaten egg yolks and milk.
Beat egg whites very stiff and fold into mixture.
Pour into buttered dish and bake in a pan of water in moderately heated oven.
(should be light and spongy on top, with sauce underneath. Depending on circumstances that seem to be beyond one’s control, this sauce may vary from quite runny to gel-like).
Thanks d 🙂
The photo was kindly provided by Carolyn Gill who is from Suffolk, England, UK.
She said that the citrus fiesta reminded her of ‘our holiday around Homer’s ‘sandy Pylos’ in Greece, where we were treated to fresh oranges and limes, with local olives and fresh basil.’ Yummy 🙂
Thanks Carolyn 🙂
24 thoughts on “Citrus Fiesta (recipes)”
Thanks for the recipes.
You’re welcome Charles 🙂
Oh my Mum used to make lemon delicious pudding! I don’t think she still makes it….. It really is delicious though….
haha – it would want to be with a name like that Juliet 🙂
Looks delicious….will make this for sure.
Thanks for stopping by Christina 🙂
Thank you, Gabrielle, for posting my photo. Greetings from Suffolk on a dull damp morning,
It is pretty damp here too Caroline – in fact it has been pouring and it is starting to flood further south. Here’s to citrus brightening up our days.
That looks so pretty.
It does – such a simple presentation to great effect.
i will try the lime cordial, because i love lime juice, lime aid lime everything, but it seems unusual because of the egg white. i saw egg white, and thought, huh? it must be a special secret ingredient
I thought that was unusual too tipota 🙂 I also couldn’t believe it would last 12 months but there we have it!
I absolutely love that pudding.
Sounds good to me too 🙂 thanks earlybird
These look great!
They do Kate – I like the look of brandied oranges the best 😉
I am definitely making that cordial!
I think I will too Graham – sounds good 🙂
and I love that picture.
Makes me want olives! Thanks Benedicte 🙂
I haven’t had a lemon delicious pudding for years. My grandmother used to make it all the time when I was a kid. Seeing the recipe takes me back. I’m going to make it sometime this week!
My friends mum used to make it too 🙂 I think I will try the brandied oranges – haha
Food to read poetry by (those brandied organges in particular, hehe) – what a fun fiesta! Mediterranean Medley looks good too
yeah, they are my pick too 🙂