Recipes

How to Make Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

With or without a juicer, preparing freshly squeezed orange juice is a simple task that anyone can perform.

You will need:

  • Oranges (2 per 8-oz. serving)
  • Strainers (if you want less pulp)
  • Juicers (optional)
  • Paring knives
  • Drinking glasses
  • Slotted spoons (if you want more pulp)

Directions:

  1. Begin by tightly squeezing oranges repeatedly to soften them and better release juices.
  2. Wash thoroughly, cut into halves, and remove seeds.
  3. Proceed to step 11 if using a juicer.
  4. Carefully cut circularly around the edge of an orange half, slightly separating the fruit and peel.
  5. Grip the orange half tightly and squeeze directly into a glass or serving pitcher.
  6. Continue squeezing and periodically rotating the orange in your hand until liquid is no longer produced.
  7. Scrape the orange with a spoon and add fruit directly to the juice for additional pulp.
  8. Put the juice through a strainer for less pulp.
  9. Repeat with the other orange halves.
  10. Serve and enjoy.
  11. Follow specific machine instructions on loading and juicing oranges if using a juicer.

How to Make Orange Sherbet

If you want a simple, cool, and fun summer dessert that can be used in drink recipes, or served with cake, or pie, orange sherbet is the way to go.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 oz. package of orange gelatin.
  • 1 cup boiling water.
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar.
  • One 16 oz. can of orange juice concentrate, thawed.
  • 1 dash of salt.
  • 1 quart of milk.
  • 1 pint of half and half cream.

Directions:

  1. Take out a large bowl and add the gelatin and water to it. Watch the gelatin dissolve.
  2. Mix in the sugar, orange juice, and salt. The mixture should be mixed well enough that the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients and blend the entire mixture well.
  4. Put the mixture into an ice cream freezer and let it freeze according to the freezer manufacturer’s guidelines.

How to Make Orange Sour Cream Cake

This delectable cake has a sweet honey-orange topping perfectly paired with vanilla ice cream or orange sherbet.

Cake Things You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup shortening.
  • 1 tsp. salt.
  • 1tbsp. orange rind, grated.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 ¾ cups flour.
  • 1 tsp. baking powder.
  • 1 tsp. baking soda.
  • 8 oz. sour cream.
  • 1/3 cup orange juice.
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts.

Topping, below.

Cake Directions:

  1. For the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend shortening, salt, and 1 tbsp. orange rind together.
  3. Gradually cream in sugar and then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternating with sour cream and orange juice. Mix until smooth after each addition.
  5. Add chopped nuts then pour into a greased and floured bundt cake pan.
  6. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.

Topping Things You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ½ cup orange juice.
  • 1 tbsp orange rind
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Topping Directions:

  1. Heat honey, orange juice, orange rind, and lemon juice on stove-top until lightly simmering.
  2. Using pastry brush, spread warm honey mixture on top of warm cake.

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