IMBB # 19 – Orangelly

September 29th, 2005


Orangelly

When IMBB #19 was announced so many vegan recipes came to my mind, but I wanted to make something that I have never tried before. Something that I should experiment, and make my own. Most of what I have categorized as vegetarian in this blog is vegan, but I have never thought about being a vegan.

Recently I have discovered agar agar; the vegetarian jelly made out of seaweeds. I wish I have known this years ago! So many mouth watering recipes have been eliminated over the years just because they contain gelatin. Nevertheless I still used jello in various occasions, limiting it to the minimum. Now I am back to experimenting desserts that can be fun!

Idea of filling in the oranges should not be new to you. Recently I have seen them filled with orange sorbet and served chilled. Didn’t have a chance to taste it though..

For this post, I used the following:

  1. 3 oranges

  2. 5 tablespoons of agar agar

  3. 1 cup of water

  4. 1/4 cup of sugar

  5. a hand chopper/blender

  6. mint leaves (optional)

How I made it:

  1. First I put 5 tablespoons of agar agar flakes into 1 cup of water, and let it sit while I got the oranges ready
  2. I cut the oranges in half, or 3/4 from the bottom. Later I ran a parer knife through edges to make it easy for me to take out innards of the orange, and I found myself using a dessert spoon to scoop out the orange bits. When all were clean, I washed them up and turned them upside down to dry a bit
  3. I didn’t want to just put chunks of oranges back into the skins. Reached over for my hand chopper and ran it through them on and off. When I strained them I only ended up having about a cup of orange juice; the rest was pulp. Pulp is saved to be eaten independently
  4. Orangelly

  5. Started heating up the agar agar and let it dissolve into that one cup of water only. After boiling it took another 5 mins or so to make sure it all dissolved. Then I added 1/4 cup of sugar and a cup of strained orange juice, and mix all together well
  6. To make sure my orange halves sit still I put them muffin tins, and just filled them up. Just as I was about to finish filling them up I 6 - 7 mint leaves into the orange + agar agar mix and ran through the chopper again. And that mix went into rest of the orange cups
  7. And I had to wait for them to set. Agar agar does not take too much time to set, so in about 2 hours I was about to turn them over and nothing seemed to be moving ;)

Now time to enjoy them! Want to have the whole half or slice by slice?

Result: the minty ones are definitely better. I simply like the mint contrasting with orange. But the pure orange one looks way better! I guess one can chop the mint by hand to avoid the dark colored mix.


Orangelly Slices

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15 Responses to “IMBB # 19 – Orangelly”

  1. Burcu Says:

    Fethiye’ciÄŸim bayılıyorum senin ÅŸu keÅŸiflerine. Agar agarla denemelere de baÅŸlamışsın hemen. Sonuç harika gözüküyor. Ellerine saÄŸlık.

  2. mine Says:

    Fethiye, sen bir tanesin! Gercekten cok güzel olmuslar. Naneli portakal jölesi, nefis. Jello mello’dan sonra orangelly :) üstelik ismi de cok cici olmus. Kesin bu da yayilacak ve tavsiye edilen linkler icine girecek (jello mello gibi) Ellerine saglik, canim.

    Su tabaktaki meshur olan dilimler bitti degil mi :)

  3. boo_licious Says:

    This is an excellent idea and I love the orange jelly segments, they are so pretty. I will definitely try this out. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and your experiences.

  4. fethiye Says:

    Burcu, cok sagol canim!

    Mine, ismi bu sefer ben koydum. :) Gecende kuzen Zeynep yardimci olmustu sagolsun. Meshur dilimler foto seansi biter bitmez mideye indiler!

    Boo_licious, thanks a lot! I guess you guys are using agar agar in your native cooking a lot?

  5. rae Says:

    i love agar agar and am going to have to try this recipe out. i recently made tokoroten , which is a savory japanese agar agar dish. i’m always looking for new ways to use the stuff so thanks again.

  6. zeynep Says:

    Fethiye
    Ismi de kendi de cok guzel olmus, ben de baslayacagim artik agar agar kullanmaya ilk firsatta, boylelikle zipzip da joleli tatlara oyle bakmaktan kurtulur, hele bu cok hos, eminim aynisini yaparsam o da yemeden duramaz :))
    ellerine saglik,

  7. Nic Says:

    What a cute presentation! Great idea.

  8. sam Says:

    You just reminded me of agar. I used to use it was I was a vegetarian, a lot. It doesn’t quite set in the same gloopy way that gelatin does, but it can still result in some great recipes. I love the way you presented it in the orange skin.

    thanks for taking part in IMBB#19!

    Sam

  9. fethiye Says:

    Rae thanks for the link you wrote; I left you a note there too and what you made there totally looks great!

    Zeynep abla kesin al. Cok kolay kullanimi ve dedigin gibi tartlarin uzerine filan da harika gidecegine eminim.

    Nic thanks :) Nice to hear from you; yours is one of the blogs I visit frequently.

    Sam; thanks for the great theme! I am not a vegetarian but I loved agar agar. Whatever I made so far, it just acts like gelatin, if not better. Sets in room temperature—which is great in my mind!

  10. Guzide Says:

    Agar Agar’in izini buldum buralarda Fethiye’cim, ama simdilik cok ticari boyutlarda lab malzemesi olarak. Perakende icin de bi yerlerden duyumlar aldim Senin tariflerin beni daha da motive ediyor, bulmaliyim artik..

  11. fethiye Says:

    Guzide, harikasin. Sen bu gidisle agar agar’in normal boyutta satilan yerini de bulacaksin. Belki kullanan pastaneler varsa onlar paylasirlar?

  12. Guzide Says:

    Fethiye’cim, sonunda buldum Agar AGar’i. RUF marka Agartine olarak Kozyatagi Carrefour’da jolelerin yan rafinda. Herkese duyurulur. Cok sagol, senin sayende boyle bir urunden haberim oldu. Paketin uzerinde “alg’lerden elde edilir ve jelatin icin bitkisel bir alternatiftir” yaziyor. Kutunun icinde 3 poset var. Kullaniminda “1 poset 500 ml sivi icin esdegerdir ve 6 yaprak jelatine esdegerdir” yaziyor. Tez zamanda deneyecegim. Sadece yeni tarifleri degil, bunlarla birlikte yeni urunleri ogrenmek ve denemek cok heyecan verici.

  13. fethiye Says:

    Guzide, COK SEVINDIM! Mine’nin bahsettigi, Almanyada satilan marka da buydu. Demek RUF artik Ulkemizde de satiyor. UmarIm bizim markalar da bu konuya el atarlar. Uzun zamandir erteledigin tarifleri gonul rahatligiyla uygulayabileceksin. Inan ki cok sevindim.

  14. Sevinç Özcan Says:

    5 seneden beri vejetaryenim.Bilgilerimi artırmak istiyorum.
    Grubunuza beni de üye yaparmısınız.
    Çok sevgiler
    Sevinç

  15. fethiye Says:

    Sevinc, hosgeldin buraya da. Bu sitenin grubu yok ama uye oldugum yemek grubu da vejetaryen degil. Ben sana eposta atayim en iyisi.

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