Candied Oranges and Ginger

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Time: 10 hours

Ingredients:

– 3 large oranges or 2 medium sized ginger roots (sliced)

– water

– 1/2 cup sugar

– 1 tsp salt

– pinch vanilla

– 2 tsps lemon juice

Wash the oranges, peel them and slice the peels into thin strips. Boil a small pot of water and cook the peels for 30 seconds and remove. Flush with cool water immediately. If you are making the gingered candies, leave the ginger in the pot 3 times longer to reduce the amount of spice. Drain and let the peels dry completely for about an hour. Put the peels into an non-stick pan with 1/2 a cup of sugar, vanilla to taste and 2 teaspoons of lemon juic into the fridge for 8 hours. Mix it every now and then. The sugar should melt completely after 8 hours.

Put the pan on the stove on low heat and mix frequently until  the pan and peels are dry.

Keep the peels in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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