Monday, August 3, 2009

Candied peel

We juiced up a whole lot of oranges and rather than waste the peel I decided to candy it for a change. The method is simple, just clean off the pulp from the peels and slice. *Then place in large pan and cover with cold water, bring to boil then drain. *Repeat this step twice more (removes the bitter taste from the peel).
Weigh the peel and add same weight in sugar, plus the peel, back into the pan. Stir until sugar dissolved and then simmer for about 1 hr or until the peel becomes translucent.
Drain on a rack or in a sieve. Use a dehydrator until the peel is dry but still pliable. Then dust with caster sugar and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I chopped some of this peel and put into buns and it was very good.


Amy said...

I never knew that, must try it :-)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Yes the most time consuming part is chopping the peel but it's worth it for the end result. Much nicer than the bought peel, and of course no nasty additives. I will be doing another batch soon :-)