“Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” ― Craig Claiborne
Orange Peel Candy Recipe
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Extra Sugar for coating
Cut oranges into quarters and peel the skin away from the fruit carefully
Cut the peel into slices and remove extra white skins from the inner layer of the peels, otherwise your orange peel candies may taste bitter.
Place the peel into the pan and add enough water so that the peel is covered completely. After boiling for 2 minutes, drain the water from pan. Repeat this step 2 times, this is required to remove the bitterness of the orange skin.
Add 2 cup water and sugar into the pan, bring it to boil and keep stirring constantly.
Cook peeled strips for 30-35 minutes on low heat and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until the peel strips are soft and slightly translucent.
Once its done, turn off the stove and allow the peels to cool down completely.
Take the peels one by one and roll them in sugar.
Allow them to dry for 7-8 hours.
You can store home made orange peel candy for up to 2-3 weeks in an air-tight container.
Instead of coating the peels in sugar you can also use melted chocolate to coat the orange peels.