Orange Skin: Spoon’s Candy

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg of oranges (better with thick skin)
  • 1 kg of sugar
  • 2.5 – 3  glasses of water
  • Juice from half lemon

Method

  1. Wash the fruits.
  2. Scratch the skin of the oranges (with a – thin scraper only to remove the very outer layer of the skin that is bitter enough).
  3. Cut the skin of every orange in 6 – 8 pieces.
  4. Roll the pieces of skin and stick – them with a toothpick (its easier), or fasten them with a fiber.

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  5. Boil the rolled pieces of orange skin 3 times for 4-5 minutes each time, with fresh water.

  6. Make a syrup with the sugar and the water.(after it begins to boiling keep boiling the syrup for 5 minutes).

  7. Then throw the pieces of the orange skin in the syrup and keep boiling till the – correct density*.

  8. – (You pour the lemon juice near the end of the cooking.)

  9.  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.

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