The gelatin is a very refreshing dessert that can be served after a meal or hearty dinner as well as breakfast and special snacks. In addition, it is also a perfect complement to many of our cakes and biscuits, giving them a touch of different flavor and a particular shine. In this recipe we show you, specifically, how to make orange jelly, ideal to benefit from the high vitamin C content provided by this precious citrus fruit.
Steps to follow:
1. The preparation of homemade orange jelly is very simple. The first step is to extract the natural juice from all the oranges, and for this you just have to cut the oranges in half and squeeze each one of them using a manual or electric juicer, the one you have at home. Next, it is convenient that you strain the orange juice to remove all the pulp remains and obtain a completely smooth and soft liquid.
2. Once the orange juice is obtained, pour it into a saucepan and place it on the fire so that it begins to heat up. Add the amount of sugar indicated and stir so that it dissolves completely. You must heat the mixture but keeping in mind that at no time it should come to a boil. After a few minutes, turn off the heat and let the mixture sit for later use.
3. The gelatin can be purchased in powder or sheets, and in the latter case be necessary to hydrate. To do this, you have to place the gelatin sheets in a container or bowl filled with cold water and let them soak and soften for about two minutes.
4. After that time, add the gelatin sheets one by one to the saucepan in which you have reserved the orange juice and sugar mixture, set the fire to a very low temperature and stir all the ingredients so that they integrate well and the leaves gelatin melt completely.
5. Finally, pour the mixture into a glass container that is fairly large and flat or into tall jars so that the orange jelly gets the right thickness and you can cut the portions to the size you want, once it is ready. You must put the container with the gelatin in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 hours (or until you are going to consume it) so that it acquires the right consistency. It is important that before placing the gelatin in the container or jars, these have been previously sterilized, so you can keep it in perfect condition.