Candied orange dipped in dark chocolate

Candied orange dipped in dark chocolate

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Makes
16
Photographer
Danielle Wood

Candying orange slices brings out their beautiful colour, which makes them perfect for gifts but also great decorations for citrus or chocolate cakes. They’re quite a sticky treat so however you package them up, always layer them in between squares of baking paper.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 oranges
500g caster sugar
500ml water
100g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Method

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Slice each orange across the middle into around 8 thin slices. Heat the sugar and water in a large saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a boil – continue boiling until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, place the orange slices into the saucepan and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 1 hour, or until the orange slices are translucent and the peel is tender. Transfer the orange slices to the lined baking tray and leave to cool and set for several hours, or overnight.
  4. Once the orange slices are cool and dry, line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Heat the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until the chocolate is almost melted, then remove the pan from the heat. Remove the glass bowl from the saucepan to ensure that the chocolate doesn’t become overheated, and continue to stir the chocolate until it is completely melted. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then dip each orange slice halfway into the chocolate, tap off the excess and transfer to the trays.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set before packaging and wrapping. Store in cellophane bags, a tin or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Tags:
Treats
April
Carter
gift
handmade
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