Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow days in the Orangerie

We didn't get the snow like the rest of the fam, so these are the only flakey pictures we have.

It does make for nicer driving conditions, gotta say. It's cool enough to make this seem like a yummy winter evening supper dessert:

A pan of gingerbread, cut out with a star shaped tin, like a giant cooky cutter.
Sarah and I discussed this candied orange rind at Christmas. Since we had lots of oranges, it seemed like the time to do it. And it does take time.

You need the rind of 3 oranges, removed in nice segments.
Cover with water, and simmer for 30 minutes.
drain, cover again with fresh water, and simmer again.
This is done a total of 3 times. This removes the bitterness. Then lay them out to drain and cool.

Slice into little strips 1/8" or so wide.
Place into mixture of 1/4 c. water, 1/4 c. honey, and 3/4 c. sugar.
Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
Let cool in syrup for a couple of hours. Warm again.

Place out on waxed paper to dry.
Roll in sugar, and store in a tight container.


kate said...

you're always doing such cute desserts mom! inspires me to get out my pans. So were the oranges worth the effort?

"m" said...

They are good, but will be rationed out as garnishes, because they are pretty time consuming.

Twice Remembered said...

Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful snow day! I loved the little snowy pretty!

You know, I had never heard of candied orange rinds until I read this. Sounds good! Thank you for sharing how to make them, as well as how you spent your cozy snow day!


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