Three ingredients are all that you need to make these delicious and sweet candied orange peels. While the process takes a few days, it will be well worth it once you are done. You can use these candies in a variety of ways, such as chopped and mixed into a cake batter, as a topping for ice cream, or mixed spinkled over a big dinner salad. Around the holidays you can package these up for a nice little edible gift.
- 5 oranges (untreated)
- 540 grams white sugar
- Rinse the oranges with water.
- Peel them (in 4 sections if possible) and remove a maximum of the white pith to reduce bitterness.
- Boil the peel in water for 5 minutes.
- Drain, add fresh water, and boil the peel again for 5 minutes.
- Make a syrup by boiling 300 grams of sugar with 600 millileters of water.
- Once the syrup is boiling, remove from heat, and plunge the orange peels in it.
- Let soak overnight.
- The next day, drain the peels, and reserve the syrup.
- Measure out 60 grams of sugar and add to the syrup.
- Let boil, remove from heat, and add the peels one more time.
- Repeat this step 3 more days, each time adding 60 grams of sugar (4 days in total, where each time sugar is added to the syrup).
- Drain the peels and let them dry a full day on a grill.
- Cut the peels into strips.
- Syrup can be used to sweeten white cheeses, or for fragrance for simple cakes to yogurt.
- Keep candied peel in an airtight container.
- Orange peel can be used as an ingredient in cakes, buns, and even chocolate mousse. They can also be coated with chocolate.
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