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Orange Curd

I have an abundance of oranges so decided to make some Orange Curd.
This is great as a filling for a sandwich, cake, on a scone or on some hot toast!
You will need:
2 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
80g Natvia For Baking
100g butter at room temperature
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp orange rind
Using a whisk combine all ingredients and mix well. Microwave for 10 minutes in a safe dish. Remove every minute and whisk, the mixture will begin to thicken.
While cooking the curd sterilise a couple of small jars in a pot of boiling water for 10 or so minutes. Make sure you remove them using clean metal tongs and dry using paper towel.
Bottle your thickened curd and seal. 
Refrigerate and use as you please.


Healthier Option Lollies

These took no time to make but I’m still not 100% sold on the results. 

Wee Man in the other hand could not get enough of them.

You will need 6 oranges, juiced, 2 large carrots, juiced. About 400ml in total.

Heat a quarter of the juices in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup & 3 tablespoons of gelatine of your choice. I used 
Vege Set as it’s Vegetarian.

Using a whisk blend mixture until all gelatine & syrup had dissolved, do not boil. Return the heated mix back to the rest of the juice & briskly mix.
Pour the juice into flat trays or dishes. Keep it 1-2 centimetres thick. I used regular silver serving trays. 
Chill in the fridge for about 2-3 hours.
Then remove & use a knife to cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. I used the tip of my icing set to create circles.
These are about 1.5 calories each, no fat, contain fruit & vegetable. I made about 200 piece from this recipe.

Homemade Lollies

So this was a bit of an experiment & although they didn’t quite turn out as well as I hoped, I know better for the next attempt.

I made them carrot shaped to keep with the healthy theme & they do contain pumpkin. 
We had fun with the recipe though & hopefully I will have a fool-proof step-by-step guide soon.
These were also 100% vegan & contained 6 calories & barely any fat.
Wish me luck for my next effort!