ORANGE PEEL CURLS JAM
Have you ever tried to cook jam or to make some home cunning for the cold season? Especially when it's snowing outside and the frosty wind is howling, you'd rather stayed at home, watching at all this beauty though a window from your warm apartment... And it would come then in handy, to brew fragrant hot tea, to get out from your "valuable stocks" a jar of somethig sweet, such as a spicy jam and enjoy the comfort of winter evenings.
Today, woke up and looked outside my window, I was just dumbfounded by what I saw - the snow was everywhere and everything was shrouded in white haze. And this is October only! It was then that I realized that winter is really coming (it's already just impossible to use this phrase without quoting somebody, :)) and I should hurry up, preparing for it. Then one recipe that I've already tried came to my mind, and the result, in truth, has exceeded all my expectations.
Today I would like to show you how to make candied orange peel curls. It can be used for almost anything - they can be served with coffee or tea, used for decorating pastries, ice cream, jelly, mousse etc.
So, you'll need:
- 3 large oranges
- 300 gr of sugar
- 300 ml of water
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- thread with a needle
After you have given a wash to your oranges thoroughly and poured boiling water over them, cut each of them into 4 pieces, remove the pulp (we won't need it) and cut a white layer away from the peel. Then cut the peel into strips and cover them with cold water in a bowl, leaving them for a few hours and change the water a couple of times.
After that, drain the water, roll the strips into curls and string each of them, just like you do it with beads. Put them into a saucepan, cover them with water, boil and simmer for another 20 minutes over moderate heat. Repeat this step 4 times. Pour sugar into a dry saucepan, pour there 300 ml of water, boil and put there the peel curls. Cook for 30 minutes.
Let the jam to cool completely, add the lemon juice and simmer again for about 30 minutes. That's all! The wonderful orange peel curls are ready! Bon Appetit!
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