Orange Clouds (GAPS, Paleo)

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orange clouds

I have a recipe for orange cake that’s incredible, but I needed something to make it more “holiday” special. I wanted the dessert to be called “Orange Cloud Cake”, but I didn’t have the cloud :). I’ve been experimenting with recipes this week and I think this one’s a winner all by itself. Recipe for the cake coming soon.

Recipe

*1/2 c freshly squeezed orange juice

*1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

*1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, this makes it taste a bit like a creamsicle)

*2 tsp grassfed gelatin powder

*1/3 cup honey

*2 tsp orange zest,

*3 pastured eggs, separated

*2 Tbsp unsalted butter – or- coconut oil

Pour the orange and lemon juice into a medium saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let the gelatin soften for 5 minutes. Whisk the orange zest, honey, vanilla (if using), and yolks into the gelatin mixture. Add butter or coconut oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and reaches 180 degrees – or- coats the back of a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture through a strainer or sieve into a small bowl. Let cool until about room temperature.

Put the egg whites into a large metal or glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, on highest speed until stiff but not dry. Carefully fold in the orange mixture. When completely mixed, spoon into serving dishes and refrigerate. Serves 4.

Note: this is a super light, fluffy dessert. If you prefer creamy and not-so-fluffy, you can use the coconut milk whipped cream instead of egg white/meringue. Directions for coconut whipped cream in this post. My son loves the recipe this way.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.

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8 thoughts on “Orange Clouds (GAPS, Paleo)

    Kumu said:
    September 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks soooo delicious….my daughter will love it!!! Will Agar Agar work in place of Gelatin ?

      Debbie responded:
      September 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      It would probably work. Tell me how it goes.

    Marianne said:
    September 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

    This looks so good 🙂

      Debbie responded:
      September 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!

      Debbie responded:
      September 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy 🙂

    […] a couple of oranges, weird! I wanted to have a topping to make it more special, so I perfected the Orange Cloud recipe to put on top. It takes some planning, but not much “in the kitchen” time. So […]

    Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition said:
    October 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    you know I save all your recipes in my GAPS folder to try at some point. Thanks fo sharing at Healing With Food Friday. Next one is up Friday morning at 8AM. Come back and keep sharing.

      Debbie responded:
      October 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      OK, I will!

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