Crystallised Orange peel
You will need to start 3 or 4 days in advance.
- Peel just the skin of the washed, dried orange with a potato peeler (skin, no white pith).
- Boil this in a syrup made from the sugar and water for 5 minutes. Dry on a wire rack for 4 hours. Boil again in a fresh syrup. Dry again on the wire rack until brittle (about 48 hours).
- To serve, grind in a clean coffee grinder and store in a sealed container.
Notes, tips, and variations
- Using a fan oven set on the lowest setting (100 °C) with the door slightly ajar to allow free passage of air will dry the peel in under 8 hours.