Mandarin orange is a popular fruit during Chinese New Year, symbolising sweetness and fortune. If you are bored of eating oranges, you can make a refreshing sorbet out of the leftovers. This recipe does not require the use of an ice cream or sorbet maker.
Recipe serves four
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
300ml juice from Mandarin oranges, strained through a fine sieve
100g caster sugar
A few shavings of orange peel
For the garnish
Orange rind curls
1. Prepare sugar syrup by simmering orange peel, water and caster sugar in a pot until the sugar dissolves.
2. When the sugar syrup has cooled, discard orange peel and mix in the orange juice.
3. Pour orange mixture into a shallow tray. When the liquid freezes, break it into smaller chunks and process in food processor. Return to the freezer. Repeat this once more to achieve a smooth consistency, and then freeze until firm.
4. Transfer to the fridge 15 minutes before serving to soften the sorbet. Garnish with orange rind curls and mint leaves.
wiffy is the author of local food blog Noob Cook. Her blog is a collection of the successful recipes she has whipped up, and she hopes that by sharing them, she will spread the love for cooking.