Saturday, February 12, 2011
Candied Orange Peel
not to turn anyone off of the idea of making these. It's worth it.
I got the recipe here but decided against rolling them in cocoa powder as that would be yet another step. Everything else is the same though.
4 large oranges
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
copious amounts (about 2 cups) of chocolate for dipping
1. Slice the ends off of the oranges and then run a knife down the side of each to create an opening. Carefully remove the peel and then slice into thin strips.
2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil then blanch the orange peels for about three minutes. Rinse the peels with cold water, dump the old water used to blanch them and then repeat once more.
3. Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the peels and simmer for an hour, stirring frequently. Allow the peels to cool for a few minutes, then arrange on a cooling rack and allow them to dry out.
4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and commence dipping the orange peels in chocolate. Allow these to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge.