Candied orange peel

by Monica Lazăr on December 3, 2012

Candied orange peel

Two weeks have passed since the last post and would have gone even better if I wouldn’t have convinced myself to open the friendly dashboard and to write another delicious recipe.

Candied orange peel

I couldn’t say I have been lazy. I finally bought some planks. Now, with these beautiful planks and the wonderful canon  50mm all the work is much easier. Yes, it’s also true that soon I will need a bigger house for all the stuff I have gathered until now, and this is only the beginning…

Now, let’s talk about the beautiful orange flavour and the amazing way that this flavour connects, in our brain, with the Christmas spirit. Every year it happens the same way: the peeling of the first orange, in those first days of winter, means the beginning of the beautiful holiday period.

Candied orange peel

Candied orange peel

This sweet recipe is so simple! You just need 3 ingredients: orange peel, sugar and water.

Peel 2 or 3 oranges and cut the peel in stripes. You can remove the white part or you can trust the special boiling process to remove the bitterness.

So, as I said, boil the orange peel stripes, changing the water 3 times. Then, add 1/2 cup sugar and 150 ml water and boil slowly about 15 min.

Take out the orange peel and put it on a backing sheet. Let it cool, then you can wrap it in chocolate or roll the stripes in sugar. Or you can keep it in a jar, in syrup and use it for preparing cookies and cakes. I use it also in tea or mulled wine.

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Anamaria V December 3, 2012

Arata foarte bine ! Negresit o sa incerc si eu ! :)

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Monica Lazar December 3, 2012

Mutumesc Anamaria :) Eu abia astept sa fac checul cu fructe confiate, bine “imbatat” cu coniac, chec la care portocala asta confiata merge de minune!

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Diana Oana December 8, 2012

Cat de minunate sunt pozele!!! 50 mm?
Te pup cu drag si abia astept sa vad si alte poze din ciclul : “Eu si scandurica mea” :)

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Monica Lazar December 8, 2012

Multumesc Diana! Da, 50mm. Sunt foarte multumita de el!
Obiectivul si scanduricile (deocamdata 4, sper sa imi ajunga, altfel voi avea nevoie de un depozit pentru toate lucrurile stranse :) ) mi-au usurat mult munca :)

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 9, 2012

love candied orange peel! Perfect for the holidays!

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Joy December 10, 2012

I’ve never eaten orange peels – or at least when I have, they haven’t tasted sweet. What do these taste like? It sounds very intriguing and so easy that I might do this! :)

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Monica Lazăr December 10, 2012

Candied orange peels are very sweet. Beacause it is boiled 3 times, the bitter taste disappears and remais only the nice orange flavour :). Try it with chocolate glaze!

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Sarah | Shine Food December 10, 2012

I think candied orange peel makes the most marvelous present (a welcome relief from all those cookies!) and your photos are positively stunning. They are worth whatever piles of equipment you’ve accumulated! :)

We are celebrating our favorite holiday recipes on the Shine Supper Club this month and would love if you would join us. This recipe would be a perfect contribution.

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Monica Lazăr December 10, 2012

Sarah, I’m very glad that you like my photos ♥
I will certainly participate in the favorite holiday recipes contest. Thank you for passing by :)

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tina December 31, 2013

I liked your recipe so much! Thank you!

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