Orange Peel*

21 Oct


Speaking of dried fruits, I made “Orange Peel” a while ago. I don’t really eat dried fruits or peel on its own, but seeing we eat so many oranges every day, I’ve decided to turn the skin into peel and use them for some baking! It so happened that the recipes I’ve wanted to bake mostly had orange peel in the ingredients, including the “Spice Fruits Cake” I baked the other day, so that was a good motivation!


Just a simple note of how to make orange peel;

Orange Skin: 240g

Granulated Sugar: 240g

Water: 400ml

Slice orange skin into 5mm thick and soak into water for a short while to wash. Boil in hot water (enough to cover the orange skin) for 20 minutes to soften.

Sieve into another bowl and soak into fresh water for overnight. Change water a few times. This is to take out some bitterness.

In a pot, put orange skin, granulated sugar and water and boil them for 30-40 minutes until the water evaporates and the orange skin becomes shiny. Off the fire. You can add some liquor (like Cointreau or Grand Marnier) as you like.

Keep them in clean and tight container!


I’ve made couple other cakes using this home made orange peel, so would like to show you in the new posts. Thanks^^!



4 Responses to “Orange Peel*”

  1. Charisma October 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    This looks great!


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