Most of us might have relished citrus candies in our childhood, as these are the most favourite. I too love those flavours and often bake orange-flavoured cakes and cupcakes to which I Love to add homemade orange marmalade. Orange marmalade made by me contains orange peel candy. Everyone in the family love its citrusy flavour. This Christmas when I decided to bake a Christmas fruitcake, I thought to add orange peel candy along with other dried fruits and the result was excellent. These candied peels can be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes and puddings.
|These candied peels can be dried on a wire rack for a few hours under the fan. Toss them in granulated sugar and store them in an airtight jar|
|Candied Orange Peel|
I prepared the candy in advance and stored it in an airtight jar. These candied peels are very easy to make with only a few ingredients. They add amazing citrusy flavours to the cakes. I add them in the cake batter along with other dried fruits and also keep some for garnishing. These candies are cooked in the sugar syrup so I prefer them to refrigerate with their sugar syrup in a glass jar. Peels from 2 Kinnow oranges yield 1 bowl of candy
5- In the same pan, boil together 2 cups of sugar with 1 cup of water.
6- Let the stuff on constant boiling on medium heat. cook for 30 minutes or just until the peels become transparent.
*These candied peels can be dried on a wire rack for a few hours under the fan. Toss them in granulated sugar and store them in an airtight jar
●The recipe is step-by-step with pictures below👇👇👇👇
1- Rinse the kinnows well with water. Cut the top and bottom of each orange and score the skin into quarters.
2- Remove the skin (peel and pith, the white part), and cut the skin into strips about ¼” wide.
4- Boil the stuff on high heat for 15 minutes.
5- Drain the water from the peels and repeat this process again for another 15 minutes. When boiled, drain the water
7- Let the syrup on constant boiling at medium heat. Add the peels now
8- Cook the peel strips for 30 minutes or just until these are transparent.
9- Store them with the syrup in a glass jar when cooled completely