1/2 a red bell pepper, minced
1 red chili, minced
1 lemon (zest and juice only)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cups sugar
Peel or cut the rind off of two oranges. Slice the rind into thin strips.
Remove and discard the peel and the most of the white membrane from the rest of the oranges. Cut the oranges into sections, then into quarters.
Pour the water and apple cider vinegar into a pot and turn on the heat to medium high. Toss in the chopped chilies, peppers, sliced orange rind, lemon zest and lemon juice into the pot.
As soon as the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium, then add the cut orange sections and sugar.
Allow the mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan to keep it from burning.
As soon as it starts to thicken up, turn down the heat to low.
Test the consistency of the jelly by setting aside about half a teaspoon and allowing it to cool.
If the jelly is still runny, let it simmer a bit longer and keep testing every 5 minutes or so.
Once you are happy with the consistency, put the sauce into a jar (or jars). Let it cool completely.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
scant 1/2 cup half and half
zest of one orange, divided
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut in small pieces and well chilled
1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice (from the zested orange)
1/2 teaspoon orange zest (reserved from above)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together egg, half and half, and most of the orange zest (reserve about 1/2 teaspoon for the glaze); set aside.
Rub cold butter pieces into the flour mixture with your fingertips (or use a pastry blender) until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chopped cranberries.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture all at once and stir until the mixture clumps together. Dump mixture out onto a floured countertop and, with floured hands, gather into a ball and knead once or twice to combine everything. If it’s quite sticky, just sprinkle some extra flour on the counter and on top of the dough to keep it from sticking. Cut dough into two equal pieces and pat each into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut each circle like a pie into 8 slices. Arrange scones on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely before dipping in the glaze.
Put some waxed paper or newspaper underneath the cooling rack to catch dripping glaze. In a small bowl that is wide enough to dip a scone, combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons orange juice and the reserved orange zest. Whisk until smooth. Dip tops of the scones in the glaze and place them (glaze side up) on the cooling rack. Once glaze is dry, scones can be stored in a container or covered in plastic wrap. They are best eaten the day they are made, but will stay somewhat fresh for a day or two if carefully wrapped.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
Zest from 1 orange
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 Tablespoons hot water
1 cup chopped cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar and set aside.
In a medium bowl mix beaten egg with orange juice, orange zest, butter and hot water. Be sure to pour the hot water in slowly as you mix so you do not cook the eggs.
Fold the flour mixture with the egg mixture until well blended. DO NOT BEAT. Gently fold in cranberries and nuts.
Spoon into a greased 9”x6” bread pan or greased muffin cups.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes for the loaf and 30-35 minutes for the muffins; test center with a toothpick before removing.
Allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
2 c Boiling water
1 large Package lime-flavor gelatin
2 c Cold orange juice
1 liter Cold seltzer
1 pt Orange sherbet; slightly softened
1 Orange; thinly sliced
1 Lime; thinly sliced
Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in orange juice. Cool to room temperature.
Just before serving, pour into punch bowl. Add cold seltzer and ice cubes. Place scoops of sherbet and fruit slices in punch.