Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Tyler Florence's Blood Orange Sorbetto

I think that this is one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever seen. The photo doesn't do it justice, but the color of the sorbetto was just wonderful.
Fresh out of the ice cream maker, it was very, very smooth, much like a sorbet. The next day, after freezing overnight, it should be allowed to thaw somewhat before serving, or it will be a bit like granita. It was just sweet enough and incredibly refreshing.

Tyler Florence's Blood Orange Sorbetto
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups blood orange juice (about 5-6 oranges)
1 tbsp orange zest
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let cool for about 15 minutes, until nearly room temperature, then add to orange juice and zest and stir.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow your machine's directions.

Serves 6-8