Ever thought about making candied orange slices? It’s really not hard at all. I discovered the simple technique and I’d love to show you how.
There’s a special cake I’ve been working on for a few days. It has quite a bit of orange liqueur for flavor and I thought decorating with a few candied orange slices would make for an elegant presentation. Problem was… I had no idea how to do it. Not knowing how to bake or decorate something doesn’t stop me… I figure it’s all been done before it’s just a matter of finding the existing info :) I searched the ‘net and compared a few recipes and then just dove in head first not really knowing what I was doing! LOL! Luckily, it’d be pretty hard to mess these up :)
Take an orange, slice it in half thru the ends (lengthwise) and lay the cut side down. Then take a very sharp knife (I have a Kyocera Ceramic paring knife which does a great job with this) and cut 1/4″ slices. Set these aside.
The liquid will thicken and become a syrup. Reduce the heat until the oranges are at a low simmer… continue cooking and occasionally turning until the syrup is thick and the oranges are translucent but still in tact.
Later this week you’ll see the special cake I made these for :)
Have a delicious day!