Orange fool

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A recipe from The Cookery Book of Lady Clarke of Tillypronie. Lady Clarke (1851-1897) collected recipes from her hostesses when visiting friends, and then tested them in her own kitchen. In 1909 her husband arranged for the recipes to be published in book form.


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  1. Beat the eggs into the cream
  2. Add the orange juice and the zest
  3. Add the sugar and gently cook in a double boiler, or a bowl over a saucepan of water
  4. Once the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and pour into dishes or glasses
  5. Leave to cool before serving

Serving suggestions

Serve with Orange shortbread


Use other citrus fruit if you like, or a mixture

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