Candied orange slices make a delicious and attractive garnish for your cakes and desserts. You could also dip the candied orange slices and melted chocolate.
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Uploader: Cakes And More! Baking For Beginners
Title: Candied Orange Slices | Easy Cake & Dessert Garnishes
Tags: candied orange slices, candy, orange, recipe, orange peel
Have it as a dessert or make it as a gift for your friends. It's also very convenient as you could make this well ahead and store them in the refrigerator.
They're also very easy to make and here is how I make my candied orange slices. I had earlier made a video on making a candied orange peel. You can find the link in the description below the video.
As you will see making candied orange slices is very similar to making a candied orange peel. Again you'll find recipes where the method varies slightly. I am just sharing what has worked well for me for making candied orange slices.
We need some really fresh oranges, Organic will be great because we'll be eating the peel of the oranges as well. Some granulated sugar and we need some water there's some boiling water in this pan here.
We are going to be cutting this orange into 1/4 inch thick slices. Try to keep the thickness uniform and now we are going to be adding these slices to the boiling water here. We will simmer these slices for about 10 minutes and then we'll drain them and rinse them with some fresh running tap water.
We need to boil and rinse these slices three times. This will help remove most of the bitterness and also help soften these slices. Be gentle when you are rinsing and draining these slices, we want to keep the membrane intact as much as possible.
But even if it there's nothing to worry it will still look good. It will still taste very good so have some slices here which have already boiled and rinsed thrice by now. The slices would have lost most of their bitterness you can taste them do not boil them for too long or too many times.
They may turn mushy just, in case they turn out to be mushy you could try putting them immediately in some ice-cold water and then drain them.
So now we need to candy these slices so we need a wide and a heavy bottomed pan for this. I am going to be taking the sugar and water in this pan regular granulated white sugar works fine. You could also use equal quantities of sugar and water but I'm going to be using slightly lesser sugar here.
I'm going to be using 3/4 cup of water and half a cup of sugar. Once the sugar dissolves completely we'll add these slices we will spread them in the syrup.
We need to cook these slices to absorb all of the Syrup, this will take about 25 to 30 minutes approximately. I want to leave these slices alone as much as possible. I do not want to keep moving them around because moving them around too much may cause this sugar to crystallize.
You do not want that we want the slices shiny smooth and beautiful so that is why we need a wide and a thick bottom pan like this one from Alda. I really like this kind of cookware where you could cook and serve in the same dish.
I think this looks elegant enough to put on your dinner table even when you are entertaining. Keep watching turn the slices about every 10 minutes be careful you do not want to stir this too much. Clip them gently and carefully after about 25 to 30 minutes most of the syrup will be absorbed by the slices and they'll be looking shiny and translucent.
You need to be really careful towards the end as you do not want them to burn or turn to chewy. It's ok if there's a little bit of the thick syrup left at the end of the cooking time. It is really good and you could put it on some hot buttered toast. Use it in your mocktails and other desserts.
Now we can transfer these slices onto a cooling rack so if there is any excess syrup it will drip away. You can let the slices dry for a couple of hours. If you wish you could dip them in some melted chocolate place them on some baking parchment.
I love the chocolate to set you'll need to store this in the fridge it will keep well for about a week or so. I like to keep the garnishes on my cakes and desserts simple and edible as much as possible. Do share with me what kind of garnish you like and prefer.
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See also: Cranberry Orange Cake