Candied Orange Slices
I love the way candied orange look. Their flesh are translucent, and the glossy sheen just seems to catch any light coming their way.
They are supposedly quite easy to make too. You just have to boil, then simmer them in sugared water.
I guess u can pretty much use them wherever you like.
I placed mine on a cake and watched it transform from boring to ravishing!
But while these candied orange are decorational, i have to be brutally honest. They don’t taste that great after all.
Or maybe it’s just mine. I think i might have tried candied orange slices before once or twice in some upscale restaurants. If my memory serves me right, they are supposed to be crunchy, relatively hard and sweet. I guess it might have been like eating on a thin piece of hard candy.
Sadly, my batch didn’t really turn out that way. They were hard and candy-like all right, but they were bitter. I suspect it might have been the way they were prepared.
For a whole orange, i boiled 1/2 cup sugar with some water till they dissolve. I dumped the sliced oranges in and basically just let them simmer till the sugar water mixture turned thick and syrupy.
I let them cool for quite a bit before fishing them out with a pair of chopsticks and laid them on a piece of parchment.
The whole process took barely half an hour. Really, i thought these steps were too quick and easy to make candied oranges. I mean, something’s gotta be done to take away the bitterness of the pit right?
Did i not cook it long enough?
or was there insufficient sugar?
Am i even using the right oranges?
Anyways, i am not providing a link up, because this recipe didn’t really work. Hopefully it will save you from repeating the same mistakes.
So, until i found a better way to make candied oranges, these shall just be props to my cakes.
Props that are conveniently flicked aside while i dive into my cake.