Here is a recipe to make your own candied orange peel three ways with one batch: sweet candied orange peel, chocolate covered orange peel, orange peel preserve.
It’s very easy and so delicious, you’ll never want to buy any again, plus you will be eager to use them in many and various sweet treats.
I used this recipe for my chocolate chip and candied orange peel cookies, here is a link to the recipe, click here.
I also used this recipe for my orange quick bread, here is a link to the recipe, click here.
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) water
1 1/2 cups (310 grams) granulated white sugar
2 tbsp rum
Cut the peel of 3 oranges in four, remove it delicately without tearing
Remove most of the white part of peel
Then cut the orange peels in stripes, and dice half of the stripes in small chunks
Add all peel into a pot and cover with water, bring to boil and let boil for three minutes, drain, change water and repeat the operation 3 times
Then, into the same pot, add 1 1/2 cups water and 1 1/2 cups sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved, bring to a boil on medium heat, add orange peel and cook until orange peel are translucent and the syrup is thick, may take up to an hour
Cover a baking sheet with white sugar, and add orange peel stripes, turn them over into the sugar and let them dry, once dried, melt about 1 cup of chocolate of your choice and dip as many as you want into the melted chocolate, place them on parchment paper and let chocolate harden into the fridge.
I suggest that you don’t dip them all in chocolate, store candied stripes into a jar in your pantry
As for the diced orange peel, pour them into two jars with the syrup, add 2 tbsp of rum (optional) to one of them and store into the fridge.
Original recipe from Ania’s Kitchen, here is a link to her method, click here.
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