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  • Ah!

  • Today I'm making a simple marmalade water ice. Once the Braybrookes and their

  • guests have eaten their savory and sweet courses, and then perhaps cheese, they

  • need something to cleanse their palate.

  • Fruit is always served but here at Audley End House

  • we also like to serve at least one water ice.

  • For this recipe you will need:

  • Marmalade

  • Water

  • The juice of a small lemon

  • and candied peel.

  • First I need to make the mix. You can use any jam or marmalade.

  • It's really simple and ideal if you're in a bit of a rush. To a pint of boiling water, add about a cup

  • full of marmalade.

  • Then some lemon juice

  • and give it a good stir.

  • Let it cool and then chill it.

  • I'm going to freeze my mixture in my Sorbetière. I've already put in a layer of

  • ice and sprinkled it with salt and now I'm going to pack ice all around the outside

  • sprinkling with salt as I go.

  • There. Enough ice, just a little more salt. The salt helps reduce the temperature of

  • the ice, and now that my mix is cool enough

  • I can pour it in.

  • The secret to a good water ice is to keep it moving, so I've given it a good stir there.

  • I'll put the lid on

  • and then turn the sorbetière just two or three times. You don't have to do this continuously, just fairly regularly.

  • So I'll be back in about ten minutes.

  • As you can see my mix is starting to freeze, so I'm going to give it a good stir.

  • I use the ice like this to make water ice, cream ice (ice cream) and

  • sorbets, which are water ice but with alcohol.

  • I read in the newspaper that the Queen has been sent

  • frozen meat from Australia. Well that must be nearly a hundred days at sea!

  • The wonders of a very large ice box.

  • I'll leave that for a bit longer.

  • Now that it's frozen I shall put it in a mold.

  • Hmm. I think this one.

  • I need to make sure it gets all the way down to the bottom.

  • You can buy ices on the street from Italian street sellers - they're called penny licks.

  • You get them in a little glass and then you lick it out and hand it back.

  • Not very hygienic.

  • And I dread to think where the water ice is made.

  • There.

  • Now, I shall take it to my icebox and let it freeze.

  • Now that your water ice is frozen, you can decorate it. I'm going to use candied

  • peel and fresh lemons.

  • And there you are - marmalade water ice.

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How to Make Marmalade Water Ice - The Victorian Way

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    ally.chang posted on 2020/03/10
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