This wonderful fresh fruit jelly has both magical looks and taste, and is easy to do. As it is refreshing, glamorous and can be made well ahead, it is perfect for a dinner party. You will need a
Pour the orange juice through a fine sieve into a fairly wide bowl. Mix the elderflower cordial with the water. Pour about a quarter of this liquid into a small saucepan and the rest of it into the bowl with the orange juice. Heat the liquid in the pan to boiling point, then remove from the heat, sprinkle in the gelatine and stir thoroughly until completely dissolved. Then pour into the orange juice mixture, stirring briskly all the time to disperse the gelatine. Put the bowl in the fridge and leave for an hour or more until the jelly is lightly set.
Meanwhile, cut open the passion fruit and, with
Now slice a nectarine into very thin half-moon slices and arrange them closely together pressed against the sides of
To turn out, wipe the mould thoroughly with a very hot cloth or dip it extremely briefly in a bowl of hot water until it slips out when given a good shake against a flat serving plate. Keep in the fridge until needed.
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