posted on: April 21, 2011
I didn't make the prettiest orangettes (I burnt some peels!), but they sure were tasty! Orangettes (if you couldn't figure out from the images!) are candied orange peels dipped in chocolate. As one of my favorite treats and inspired by Molly's blog orangette, I made these sweet snacks to satisfy my cravings and live the inspiration!
(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
16 Oz Dark Chocolate
Slice the ends off of the oranges and remove the peel in it's entirety. Cut the peels into thin strips. In a medium sized pot, boil some water and toss the peels in to blanch them for a few minutes. Remove from heat, rinse with cold water and repeat the blanching process once more (this removes the bitterness from the peels).
Make the simple syrup by combining 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water in a separate sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Place the peels in the simple syrup and simmer for one hour, checking often to make sure the syrup does not evaporate before the hour is up. Once the peels are cooked, remove them from the sauce pan and place on a rack to cool and drain.
Next, melt 16 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler. Dip the candied peels in the chocolate and place them on a piece of parchment paper to cool.