Sliced Oranges with maple Cream
-Recipe from Yamuna mataji
If you can find candy-like lumps of gur in Indian grocery stores, buy
it, for it is hard to come by. It is made in a similar fashion to maple
candy –syrups are boiled down until a solid cake remains. Grated,
shredded or powdered, their flavor is similar and elegant. Though
expensive, equally delicious alternatives are maple sugar granules or
date sugar, both available at health food stores and specialty shops.
Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Serves: 5 or 6
4 large navel or blood oranges
1 tablespoon (15 ml) rose or kewra water
2 tablespoons (30 ml) honey
¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
1 cup (240 ml) whipping cream, chilled
¼ cup (40 g) of one of the above suggested sweeteners
8 orange segments for garnishing
With a sharp serrated knife, peel the oranges and cut them into ¼
-inch (6 mm) slices. Remove any seeds with the tip of a knife. Reserve
the juice in a small bowl.
2. Add the rose water
or kewra water, honey and lime juice to the reserved orange juice.
Decoratively arrange the orange slices in overlapping rows in a shallow
round or rectangular serving dish, then sprinkle with the juice
mixture. Chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Whip the
cream and spread it over the surface of the oranges with an icing
spatula. Just prior to serving, sprinkle the cream with maple sugar or
gur. If desired, make a starburst of peeled orange segments in the
center as a garnish.