Candied Oranges/lemons???

Decorating By Jeep_girl816 Updated 10 Jan 2011 , 11:42pm by imagenthatnj

Jeep_girl816 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 6:06am
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So I'm doing cupcakes for a good friend of mine's baby shower this coming weekend and her theme is "You are my sunshine". She wants basic WASC cupcakes with my IMBC frosting and chopped up candied orange and or lemon pieces sprinkled on top. Simple and cute enough, right? EXCEPT; I have no freaking clue where to find candied citrus this time of year, a month ago maybe but now?? I don't have time to order anything. Would dried oranges, like from the health food store, either dipped in simple syrup and rolled in sugar cut it? or would that be just gross? GRR! Why do the simplest ones give me the most trouble!! icon_cry.gif TIA for any input/suggestions at all!!!

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tryingcake Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 6:44am
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Is this it? Seems doable. What do you think?... if this even what you are talking about.

leah_s Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 10:34am
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It's not difficult to candy fresh peel. Peel the orange or lemon, being careful not to get pith. Put in pan with water and bring to boil. Strain the peel/throw out the water. Do this two more times. Then simmer in simple syrup for a bit, drain and sprinkle with granulated or sanding sugar. Chop if desired. Whole process should take 30 minutes.

tryingcake Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 6:53pm
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Originally Posted by tryingcake

Is this it? Seems doable. What do you think?... if this even what you are talking about.




Ha! I just realized I didn't post the link. It was on foodnetwork.com

Jeep_girl816 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:20pm
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Thanks! For the replies! Looks like it's time for experimenting!

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:31pm
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Boy Leah does that sound good!! I'll have to try it! icon_biggrin.gif

Jeep_girl816 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:35pm
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I know! Who'd have thought it was so easy?!

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:42pm
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They're called "orangettes." (and they're my favorite thing in the world).

Get organic oranges (to avoid pesticides), then follow the recipe:

http://unfussyfare.com/2009/chocolate-dipped-candied-orange-peel/

http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/2010/11/candied-orange-peel.html

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