Candied Orange Slices
I'm really not one for using other people's recipes at all - I prefer to make my own!
That said, I was surfing Facebook a while back, and saw a recipe that my favourite magazine - Canadian Living - posted: Candied Orange and Ginger Bark! Doesn't it look amazing?
I had to make it, obviously.
I do candied orange slices differently, though.. so decided that I should share my recipe/ method with you. You know, mostly as an excuse to share gorgeous pictures of these gorgeous orange slices. Make more than you think - you'll start snacking on them, and they'll disappear in no time. Best candy ever!
When it comes to making candied/crystallized items, I like to avoid wasting anything. The "byproducts" made in the process are delicious in their own right. You may remember from an old post that when I make Candied Ginger, I actually end up with 3 separate items: the candied ginger, ginger syrup, and ginger sugar.
When making my candied orange slices for the Canadian Living recipe, I decided to shake things up a bit and make my crystalized ginger in the same syrup I cooked the tangerines in.. and ended up with not only my Candied Tangerines, but a lightly orange flavoured crystalized ginger, a ginger-tangerine "honey", and tangerine-ginger sugar.
The "honey" - a very, very thick, caramelized simple syrup - is fantastic in tea, as an example.
Here's how I did it.
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