christmas recipe: Candied orange /orangette

Hi!
How was the first weekend of December? Did you go to the Christmas market? Have you decorated your house? Did you buy the first gift?
In my case, I only had time to decorate the apartment. I will go to the Christmas market this week to have a glass of Glühwein (German mulled wine).
Today’s recipe is the Orangette. I have to say, this is not one of my favorite Christmas recipes (I don’t like much the combination of  chocolate and fruit…) but Louis loves them so I make Orangettes with pleasure ;)
This recipe is several steps long but very easy to do. They make an elegant homemade gift!

Orangette

Ingredients:
2 organic oranges
100g dark chocolate
Water (300g)
Sugar (300g)
Instructions:
The first step is preparing the candied orange.
1. Peel the oranges and cut the peel in slices.
2. Put them in a big sauce pan with cold water and bring them to a boil. Strain and rinse. Repeat this operation 2 more times.  It’s important to bring them 3 times to boil to remove the bitterness from the orange peel.
3. Now, put in a sauce pan the sugar and the same weight of water. Enough to cover all the orange peels. Bring it to a boil. Add the orange slices and cook over moderate heat until the liquid is reduced to a thin syrup and the orange slices are translucent, about 1h30.
4. Transfer the orange slices to a cake rack to cool. Reserve the syrup for another use. You can for example use it as topping for the gingerbread cake.
Now you can prepare the topping chocolate:
Cut a sheet of parchment paper. Melt dark chocolate in a hot-water bath. When it’s 32ºC warm, dip the 2/3 of the length of each candied orange slice in the chocolate and place it on the parchment.
Note: To have a nice shiny chocolate melt the chocolate until it’s 52º warm; then put it on a cold-water bath until 22º and put it again on a hot-water bath until 32ºC.
Enjoy!

orangette

orangette

orangette

One Thought on “christmas recipe: Candied orange /orangette

  1. Yes!!! organic oranges!!!!
    Lo hago seguro estas navidades! Ya lo he apuntado en el calendario ;)

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