|Orange peels simmering in syrup.|
I candied the peels of two oranges, about a cup worth of clean peels, drained them, then let them dry before rolling them in raw sugar and dipping part of them in melted semi sweet chocolate. They are a lovely treat. (The preperation process takes out the bitterness.)
The process leaves an lovely orange infused simple syrup, that is perfect for tea or other beverage use. I bottled this syrup in a clean glass bottle I had emptied for something else (You never know when things like this might come in handy.)
The dried and chocolate set candied orange peels were packaged in a plastic bag I labeled both the simple syrup and the orange peels, then packed them in a small lunch bag with colored tissue paper and a card.
Candy making usually involved simple ingredients, with precise use of technique and ingredients. I love it!