In general I was very happy with my Decadent Caramelized Peaches & Cream Ice Cream but it needed something. It was so rich, it required a little bit of an edge. Reg suggested adding orange flavour to it. It would still be sweet but have a citrus bite to it. This got me thinking. I decided to add even more zing with some fresh lemon juice.
This sauce can be used on just about anything you want to add the essence of orange to. I personally love the combination of chocolate and orange so I would love to try this drizzled over a brownie! Fill your foodie boots with your awesome ideas.
You will need 1 tbsp cornstarch and 4 tbsp of cold water to make a slurry. For the rest of the sauce you will need 1 cup cold water, juice of 1 lemon, juice of 1 orange, 3 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp orange extract, 1 tsp orange blossom water and 2 tbsp of butter cut into pieces.
Make the slurry of cornstarch and cold water.
Juice the lemon and the orange.
In a small sauce pan combine lemon juice, orange juice, 1 cup water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly.
Add the slurry. Stir or whisk until thickened.
Remove from heat.
Add the butter gradually in pieces, whisking until melted. I never said this wasn’t a rich sauce! 🙂
Add the orange blossom water.
Finish off with the extract.
Once cooled, store in a jar in the fridge.
I scooped out some of my Decadent Caramelized Peaches & Cream Ice Cream and drizzled the cooled sauce on top.
It was like a stunning orange-scented and flavoured glossy blanket on top. It competed strongly with the peach flavour but absolutely did cut through the richness with its stunning orange essence.
An absolutely beautiful sauce that would be good for so many applications! A wonderful way to add the gorgeous essence of orange with a little bit of citrus edge to any dessert.