Chefs Note:
This is a dessert which is absolutely great for getting you out of trouble at the last minute if you have friends descending on you for dinner.

  • 4 ginger biscuits
  • 4 blood oranges or clementines, plus the juice of 2 oranges
  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • optional: 55g/2oz caster sugar

Cooking Method:
Smash the ginger biscuits up into crumbs using a pestle and mortar, or place them in a clean tea towel and bash with a rolling pin. Put them into a dish. Peel and slice the oranges or clementines, making sure you remove any pips. Now all you have to do to serve is put a scoop of ice cream on each plate and either sprinkle with the ginger biscuit crumbs or serve a pile of the crunchy biscuity crumbs under the ice cream, and top with some blood orange slices.

If you want to take this up a notch, bring 55g/2oz of caster sugar to the boil with 6 tablespoons of water on a medium heat until you have a golden caramel. Remove from the heat, add the juice from the extra 2 oranges and stir it in to loosen the caramel syrup slightly. Pour this over your sliced oranges so they marinate in the caramelized juices. Divide the ginger biscuit crumbs between 4 plates and top with a scoop of ice cream and some slices of caramelized orange.

  • Jamie Oliver DESSERT tried and tested by myself