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Orange Sorbet in Chocolate Shell

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Ever since I saw cake sphere moulds being used in cookery shows, I had made up my mind in buying one. Every time I went hunting for the same, it was out of stock. After several futile attempts, decided to buy them online. So, following a much long wait, I finally got it 2 days back.
Having made up my mind on using chocolate as the casing, the next thought was what to use as filling. As luck would have D made it easier for me. Just before leaving for school, he had a request. “Mama, today I want something sweet and refreshing when I get back from school.” As I nodded my head accepting his request, my eyes fell on the pile of oranges in the fruit bowl. Orange sorbet it is !! I wanted to try it out asap. So off I went about with the process of peeling, extracting the juice etc. Just before pouring into the mold, I tasted it..Ouch…my heart sank.. it was so bitter that one just couldn’t even have a spoonful. The only option was to discard and start all over. This time when I tasted before pouring it was sweet. Such a huge relief !! Once D was back from school, I served him. He was bowled over by the look. After the first spoonful, he said “Mama, you nailed it. This is exactly what I wanted.” Just when I was doing my happy dance, he said. “Mama, it’s having a bitter after taste.” Oh no !! not again !! I tasted it and was heartbroken…all over again.. It did have a subtle bitterness. Just then, D reminded me of the store bought Orange juice lying in the fridge. With his encouragement, I decided to give a final shot. The result was perfect. No bitterness any more. D was so pleased with the result. “Perfect!!”, he said. Phew !!! Another recipe to be added to my collection 🙂
I got the sorbet recipe from BBC Good Food.

 

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Orange Sorbet in Chocolate Shell
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the Chocolate Shell
For the Sorbet
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
For the Chocolate Shell
For the Sorbet
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate pieces in a double boiler or microwave to achieve a pourable consistency.
  2. Pour into the mould and spread it evenly.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set.
  4. Meanwhile take the orange juice, sugar and star anise in a pan.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil till the sugar dissolves.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Remove the star anise.
  8. Pour the juice into the moulds and place in freezer to set (2-3 hours).
  9. Carefully remove the chocolate shell with the sorbet from the mould.
  10. Serve chilled.
  11. You may pour some hot Chocolate Sauce over it, if you wish.
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