These tasty treats can be used to decorate autumn bakes or taken out on the trail for a welcome burst of energy in the colder months.
You Will Need
- Oranges (2)
- Lemons (2)
- Granulated sugar
Cut each fruit into eight wedges. Remove the flesh, leaving about 5mm thickness of peel and pith. Cut each wedge into 3–4 strips.
Cover peel with cold water in a pan. Bring to boil, simmer for 5 mins. Drain, cover again with fresh water, bring to boil and simmer for 30 mins.
Drain peel, keeping the water; add 100g sugar for each 100ml. In a pan, heat syrup gently. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add peel, simmer for 30 mins. until the peel is translucent and soft.
Leave syrup to cool. With slotted spoon, remove peel and put on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Dry in oven for 30 mins at lowest setting.
Spread peel on a new baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and leave for an hour to dry. Store in parchment-lined airtight container.
Illustrations: Enya Todd