Candied Orange Slices

You will need

4-5 Oranges

700g sugar plus more for coating

2 Cups water.

3 star Anise,2 Cinnamon sticks,1 Tbsp Cloves (optional).

A bowl of ice and water

Wash the Oranges,Slice them as thinly as possible(I like to use a serrated knife) and remove the seeds.

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Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the Orange slices,when it starts to boil again,remove with perforated spoon and put the Oranges into the bowl of ice water,this would stop the cooking and firm up the oranges.

Repeat once again.

You can either pour the liquid out or use 1 cup of it and 1 cup of fresh water to make the sugar syrup.

Add the water into the pot after the 2nd blanching plus the 700g of sugar,stir until the sugar has dissolved.add the spices if using.

Let the syrup come to a boil and the add the orange slices,when it starts to boil again,reduce the heat to medium and let it gently simmer.Cook till it’s translucent.

this is not what you are looking for,but it’s almost there.

now,this is what you are looking for.When the orange slices look like this,take if of the heat let cool and then remove each slice,place on a wire rack so the excess syrup can drip off.

Keep the syrup and use it to flavor anything you want.

Once the excess have drained off,coat with sugar.

 and store in a flat bowl covered in the refrigerator,you can also store it in a plastic bag once they are all dry.

there are many things to do with this.You can eat it as it is,incorporate it into desserts,cakes or coat it in Chocolate.

I promise,it’s not too sweet,rather,it’s a bit tangy.If you want to coat it in chocolate,it’s probably best if you don’t coat it in sugar.

                                                                                                                            Enjoy!

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