Monday, 21 March 2011

Recipe from 'Come dine with me'

Seville Trifle

Lorraine concludeds her Spanish themed evening with this orange trifle on
Come Dine With Me, West Lancashire

Oranges first originated in either India or China, where they earned the name of "Chinese apples." They first appeared in writing in ancient texts dating back as far as 2200 B.C.

In 1493, on his second voyage, Christopher Columbus brought the first orange to America. Later, Ponce de Leon is believed to have been responsible for planting the first orange trees in North America, near St. Augustine, Florida.

In 1769, Spanish missionaries led by Father Junipero Serra planted the first citrus seeds in California.

While oranges were first cultivated commercially around the nineteenth century, orange trees have existed for centuries. They are now produced in countries throughout the world including the U.S., Japan, Brazil, Israel and Australia.

Oranges have been revered for centuries and symbolize love and happiness. For the Japanese, orange blossoms stood for chastity and in the Middle East, oranges represented fertility.

Serves 5
4 oranges, peeled and segmented
1 Pkt orange jelly
Large tub of double cream, whipped
1 bar of dark chocolate, grated
1 bag Amaretti biscuits
Chocolate orange matchsticks - for decoration
Small glass of Cointreau

Peel the orange and soak in the Cointreau for a few hours.
Crumble the biscuits between serving glasses and spoon the oranges on top.
Make the jelly according to packet instructions and pour over biscuits and oranges. Refrigerate until set.. Spread the cream over and decorate with almond biscuits, grated chocolate and chocolate sticks.

Adults only

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