- 1 kg of oranges (better with thick skin)
- 1 kg of sugar
- 2.5 – 3 glasses of water
- Juice from half lemon
- Wash the fruits.
- Scratch the skin of the oranges (with a – thin scraper only to remove the very outer layer of the skin that is bitter enough).
- Cut the skin of every orange in 6 – 8 pieces.
- Roll the pieces of skin and stick – them with a toothpick (its easier), or fasten them with a fiber.
Boil the rolled pieces of orange skin 3 times for 4-5 minutes each time, with fresh water.
Make a syrup with the sugar and the water.(after it begins to boiling keep boiling the syrup for 5 minutes).
Then throw the pieces of the orange skin in the syrup and keep boiling till the – correct density*.
Remove the toothpicks or fiber when its is cool.
*The – correct density for the syrup of “spoon candies” can – be checked with many ways but for beginners here is a method that most times works well enough.
With a clear spoon pick up little syrup from the saucepan and pour it on a small plate.
Then blow to cool it down and see how it looks.
It must be such dense that when you pass the edge of a spoon through it, to remain a “channel”.
Most fruits produce “foam” in the beginning of the procedure. You have to remove it with a spoon. Also you must be careful because they plump up when the foam occur.