I have to be able to use the peel -Candied orange peel!

Candied orange peel is on my old peoples choice of chocolates perception filter. Making it myself has changed this forever. What makes it even better is that we get through a lot of oranges and I can now do something gift worthy and yum with the peel.
As this was an experiment I only used one orange. I read several recipes and took most of my inspiration form this blog- Closet Cooking.  One orange yielded a gift size bowl full and a few fell into my tummy as I had to check they were OK. I took them around a friends house where they were enjoyed after a Korean meal.
My instructions for 1 orange, 
1 orange
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
Peel so you have fairly long pieces of peel/pith
Cut orange skin, including pith into small strips (5mm max)
Place in boiling water in a saucepan
Boil for15 mins
Drain and rinse
Bring to boil 2/3 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar
When boiling add peel
Boil on medium heat, stir occasionally to make sure all peel is covered
After about 30 mins this will have reduced to a thick syrup and you should be able to feel the peel is soft and easy to cut through with your spoon
Remove and drain through a sieve to remove excess syrup
Place 1/2 cup sugar on a plate or bowl
Add peel to sugar and gently stir until coated
Place on a rack to dry, I left mine over night

The next day it can be coated in chocolate or just eaten as it. I think it would last a while in an airtight container.


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