Just a few days before I was ill I saw this recipe of a Panacotta with caramelized orange peels, by Happy Cook, of my Kitchen Stories. Unfortunately my friend had forgotten to post how she made the caramelized orange peels and left me a note in my last post that she would update the recipe on Monday.
On Sunday I cooked something using oranges, so instead of throwing the peels away, I decided to make them without any recipe.
I have worked with citrus peels before when making spoon sweets and I know that they are bitter so after removing most of the white part and cutting the peels into thin stripes I boiled the peels three times, each time changing the water. As soon as they start boiling, change the water.
I then made a caramel syrup and added the peels and finished by adding butter and fresh cream.
I then fell ill and the caramelized orange peels are still waiting patiently in the refrigerator to be used.
- Orange peel from 2 oranges
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 spoonful of lemon juice
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 4 spoonfuls of fresh cream, I used light cream
Wash oranges and remove pith. Cut into thin slices and bring to a boil. Drain and add fresh water and repeat one more time. Drain and repeat and then drain and set aside.
In a frying pan add sugar, lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until syrup starts turning brown.
Add peels and mix and finally add butter and fresh cream and mix.
Allow it to cool and store in the refrigerator to serve on top of desserts.
The children liked putting some in their porridge.
They put it on top of cakes.
And I used some inside a Sweet Cheese Pie.
Recipe of Sweet Cheese Pie will follow.
See printable recipe here.
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Tags: Jams and preserves