Candied Mandarin Orange Peel
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Recipe type: Sweets
  • Peel of 4 mandarin oranges (with pith – white part)
  • Granulated sugar
  1. Pour boiling water over the orange peel. Using a toothbrush, scrub the skin to remove the wax. Rinse with cold tap water and pat dry with paper towel. Slice the peel thinly or desired thickness.
  2. Put the peel in a pot of tap water, enough to cover all the peel and bring to boil. Simmer for 5 mins and strain. Repeat the above step for another 2 times. On the last time, let the peel simmer in the water for 30 mins.
  3. Strain the peel but reserve the water. Depending on the amount of water, measure out the same amount of sugar and add into the mixture. Return the peel and sugar mixture into the pot and let it simmer for 30 -45 mins, until peel is translucent and soft. Do not stir the mixture or it will be crystalized. If necessary, swirl the pot briefly, using the handle.
  4. Turn off heat and allow the peel and syrup to cool. Remove the peel with a fork or strainer and put them in one single layer on a baking wire rack set on a baking tray lined with a baking paper. Place into a preheated oven at its lowest temperature and let it hang out for about 45 mins or until dry. Remove the peel from the oven and immediately toss them in the granulated sugar. Let them cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.
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