Friday, July 29, 2011

FFwD - Citrus Berry Terrine



Wow, it's Friday again.  What are you doing for the weekend?  Are you going away, or enjoying a quiet one at home?  For me, it will probably be a quiet one at home, but I am looking forward to it so that I can bake and read and watch movies to my heart's content.

This week's French Friday with Dorie is the Carmen Miranda of recipes - the citrus berry terrine.    The dish is comprised of berries, orange and grapefruit segments set into a fruit juice jelly - I used a combination of yellow grapefruit juice and Taylor Lee mandarin juice, as this is what I had on hand.  I have to say I was over juicing grapefruit by the end of it - it took a lot of grapefruit to get to one and a half cups, which is when I switched to mandarins for the remainder (and these were much easier to juice with a greater yield).  I used thawed frozen berries because it is winter here. 






The end result tasted better than I thought it would - it was not at all sour, despite the grapefruit juice content (although I upped the sugar from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup).  However, it being winter, I didn't want large quantities of this jelly, and took it to work.

The recipe says to semi-set your jelly for 2 hours before mixing in the fruit segments and berries - by that time, instead of an egg white consistency, I had scrambled egg consistency.  I plugged on because I wasn't starting again, and it worked out fine, although I couldn't pour my jelly onto the fruit - I had to mix it all about.




Verdict - this looks pretty, but didn't grab me taste wise.  To see some other thoughts on the citrus berry terrine, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

16 comments:

Gloria said...

mmmm! look delicious Cakelaw, love the colours! gloria

Kayte said...

It certainly looks beautiful. You did a nice job on it.

Have to say that I am going to drop FFwD group as I am doing a very bad thing by not keeping up and making the selections. I think part of it is that the selections aren't matching us at the right times. I am just going to go my own way with this book and post occasionally things I make from the book. I will be checking in on you each week, however, to see how you are coming with it all!

Cher said...

Hmmmm, now I have this vision of everyone running around with a basket of citrus on their heads...
Very nice!

Mary said...

I'm glad I dropped by, as I made this over a month ago, but would have forgotten to post it. I loved it, but it's hot and steamy here, so it was appropriate. I hope to have a quiet weekend! It starts tomorrow, with a 5-hour train trip home after a month away. Can't wait! You enjoy your weekend too!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks so vivid! Like a long version of a Summer pudding :)

Brenda said...

Looks magnificent!!
Now let's hope this brings Summer over to us faster ;)

oneexpatslife said...

I was wondering if this would work with frozen fruit, good for you for giving it a try. Must not be easy to be cooking in the opposite season from all the other FFwDers.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had a terrine.

Lauren Hairston said...

It does look good, but I can't imagine being much in the mood for it in the winter! I hope you get a recipe you like better next week!

yummychunklet said...

I love the deep pink color of your terrine! Great job!

Jaime said...

looks delish, sorry it didn't wow you with taste!

Elaine said...

I love the color of your terrine! It looks so beautiful served on that pretty plate. I hope you are having a great weekend!

jillbert said...

It looks good with all that fruit! I have a nice mix of hanging out at home and getting together with friends this weekend.

Betsy said...

Thinking of Carmen Miranda makes me laugh. I like the purplish color of your terrine. Is that from the berry juices? It think it was a good call to up the sugar. I used grapefruit juice and thought it a little too tart. Too bad this one didn't wow you. It looks gorgeous.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous creation - the colours are just stunning. Would be a drop dead dessert for a dinner party.

Adriana said...

LOL! The Carmen Miranda reference was too funny. I used store bought orange and grapefruit juices to make my gelatin mix. I love the color the frozen berries added to the base.