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How To Prepare Sun-Dried Orange & Other Citrus Peel For Recipes

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  • Harry
    Sun drying orange peelings is not that difficult. It really does not take that long to dry in direct sunshine - and the
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28, 2008
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      Sun drying orange peelings is not that difficult.   It really does not take that long to dry in direct sunshine - and the quicker it dries, the more intense the orange aroma and the higher the oil content. A great by-product of oranges, and a part that is normally thrown away!


      • fresh oranges, de-waxed with hot water and wiped dry
      • greaseproof paper


      1. Peel the oranges with a swivel head potato or vegetable peeler, or use a special zester.
      2. Try to peel into long strips, and do not peel the bitter white pith, under the skin.
      3. Lay the peel out onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Cover with an umbrella fly cover and place outside in direct sunshine.
      4. Leave for abour 6 hours; the peel will curl up and shrivel when it is totally dried - it should feel hard and crisp.
      5. Store in an airtight container in a dark place for up to one year.
      6. Use in cakes, scones, muffins, cookies,  stews, curries, casseroles, marinades, sauces, liqueurs, sugars and all manner of things!



      regards Harry

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