Cookbook:Crystallised peel

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Crystallised Orange peel


  1. 3 organic or unwaxed oranges (Sevilles are good)
  2. 90 g caster sugar (twice)
  3. 220 ml water (twice)


You will need to start 3 or 4 days in advance.

  1. Peel just the skin of the washed, dried orange with a potato peeler (skin, no white pith).
  2. Boil this in a syrup made from the sugar and water for 5 minutes. Dry on a wire rack for 4 hours. Boil again in a fresh syrup. Dry again on the wire rack until brittle (about 48 hours).
  3. To serve, grind in a clean coffee grinder and store in a sealed container.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Using a fan oven set on the lowest setting (100 °C) with the door slightly ajar to allow free passage of air will dry the peel in under 8 hours.