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.
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
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.