It’s possible to make delicious sweets from the highly consumed, dear winter fruit whom I like very much: the orange. Even though it may seem like too demanding and time-consuming you’ll know that it’s worth it when the entire house is filled with a heavenly orange scent coming from obviously none other than our gorgeous orangettes. Let’s get going then!
– 3 oranges
– 120 grams of caster sugar (60% of the weight of the oranges you’re using)
– Some more caster sugar to sprinkle on the slices
– A bar of chocolate to be melted
– Lots of water
How it’s made:
1. First, we’ll wash and peel the oranges in big chunky pieces and boil them for 15-20 mins. You can (and actually are advised to) eat the insides of the orange since we won’t need them further in this recipe. We drain the hot water, rinse the peels in cold water, boil them again for 15-20 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water. The point of this process is to take the bitterness out of the orange peels, so probably it’s not a very bright idea to keep the water and use it in another food since it has an acrid taste.
2. At this point, you might want to scrape off the white, veiny textured parts inside your orange peels depending on the kind of oranges you’re using and the thickness of the peels. If they’re too thin, it might be a better idea to skip this process since the peels might accidentally tear.
3. This is the part where you cut the peels in thinner slices. After slicing them, boil them once again for 10 minutes, drain and rinse.
4. Put the peels in a sugary water mixture and cook until most of the water evaporates. You should be good when the substance gets thick and sticky.
5. Lay the slices on parchment paper and wait for the syrup to set for 20-30 minutes or more if necessary.
6. Sprinkle some more caster sugar on the orange slices.
7. The orangettes are ready! Just as you can dive into these delicious sweets directly, you can also dip them in chocolate and wait for it to set. I tried it some of them plain, some half-dipped and some of them dipped entirely in chocolate. (The one that received most compliments was the half-dipped one!)
Mosogourmet’s video inspired me to try out this recipe, after checking out some more videos/recipes and making some adjustments I ended up with this recipe and tasty orangettes for 4 people!