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Candied orange peel.

 Best dried fruit. Dessert recipes simple and delicious.

Sweets made with their own hands, always healthier and tastier purchased — any hostess will insist on it. And as a rule, homemade goodies sufficient budget recipes.

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The recipe for candied orange peel was very popular in the USSR in the 70-90s. Almost from waste product mistress did insanely tasty treats. Then, with these candied preparing pastries, candied fruit was added to hot beverages for flavor, but more often they are just a quick take away from the kitchen cabinets ubiquitous children’s little hands. And his own memories of childhood, I can say with confidence that the candied peel seemed much tastier scarce chocolates.

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The only perhaps negative prescription — is the cooking time. There is an hour not cope. All the cooking process will take at least 16-20 hours. But this is certainly not the active time and the waiting time of the infusion, and so on. N. Direct cooking time — a little more than 1 hour.
Cooking candied can be from any number of orange peel. Weight peel important when cooking syrup. Sticking need the following proportions.

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• 1 kg orange peels
• 1,2 kg of sugar
• half a lemon
• 500 ml of water
• 1 tbsp. l. with a slide of powdered sugar for sprinkling

In the first stage available crust soaked in enough cold water. This will remove the crusts from the extra bitterness. Soaking time — not less than 5 hours, ideally — the whole night.

Then, the water must be drained, fill with fresh water crust, put in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 20 minutes.
Cooked crust recline in a colander and rinse well under cold running water.

During the soaking and cooking inside the white side crusts soften much. It should be cut with a sharp knife, and then cut the crust into strips 0.3-0.5 cm, not more. This form is optimal, because such strips and well-cooked, and they will be easy to lay out to dry. This procedure is done with all the skins.
For the syrup with sugar, water, bring to a boil and cook for 8-10 minutes, then pour the squeezed lemon juice and filtered.

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In the finished syrup, put the chopped peel and cook for 20 minutes with the lid closed. Can a couple of times during this time to mix everything with a spoon.
Leave cooked crust or until cool again at night. They have already become translucent.
Again put the brown syrup on the stove and cook over medium heat with the lid open, stirring constantly. At this stage, for extra flavor and taste, you can add a little vanilla bean and star anise. The purpose of this part of the process — to ensure that almost all the liquid has evaporated. We should only be soaked in syrup transparent pieces.

It remains dry crust. Put on a baking parchment, and it expanded strips of crust. To dry for about an hour in the oven slightly ajar with a minimum fire. You can also just put the pieces of parchment and dry in the room 4-6 hours. It is important to not dry up candied fruit, so they do not become inedible hard.
Dried strips to put in a cup and pour sugar.

Candied orange peel ready.
If you do not plan to use them right away, then you need to shift them in a sealed jar, or even properly cooked candied become stone.


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