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Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate



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Candied orange peel

  • 6 oranges, or 4 oranges and 2 lemons
  • 500 grams sugar, raw or white
  • 185 grams water
  • 300 gram dark chocolate, or use white chocolate, or both!
  • 6
    1h 20min
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
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      For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.

Recipe's preparation

    This recipe takes a day to dry, but good things come to those who wait ( or put in in the dehydrator for a 2 hours at 57 C. That works too.
  1. Wash the fruit
  2. Top and tail the fruit
  3. Cut each orange and/or lemon into quarters and carefully remove the flesh without tearing the skin. Use the flesh in another recipe (eg. orange juice)
  4. Cut each quarter of peel into slices about .5cm thick - about 6 slices/qtr orange. (Blanch peel to reduce bitterness if you would likec- read the tip)
  5. Weigh sugar and water into mixing bowl. Heat 8 mins, 110 C, speed 1
  6. Add peels to mixing bowl. Heat 50 mins 110 C,Counter-clockwise operation speed Gentle stir setting
  7. Strain peels but keep syrup (good for cocktails, cakes etc).
  8. Sprinkle a tray lined with baking paper with extra sugar and spread peels onto tray and coat well.
  9. Leave peels overnight to dry (or dehydrator).
  10. These are now ready to eat but if you want the extra decadence, dip them in chocolate!
  11. Dipping in chocolate
  12. Weigh chocolate in mixing bowl, melt at 3 mins 60 C, speed 1.
  13. Dip one half of each peel into chocolate and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  14. Refrigerate until set.
  15. Place into small little packages of cellophane or gift boxes and gift it. Or store in an airtight jar and finish these off yourself

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Recipe can be doubled easily

You can also blanch the orange peels first before cooking them in the sugar syrup.  According to some recipes, this takes away the bitterness of the peel.  I tried the peels without blanching and with, and they were slightly less, but not too much of a difference to me.  Maybe if you were going to give these to kids, then yes, I'd recommend blanching first, but the juxtaposition of the very slight bitterness and the sweet is lovely.

You can use the tail of the orange as well, for some of your own snacking!

Clean out the chocolate in the bowl by putting in milk, and blitzing it, voila, chocolate milk.

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  • Hi Suec58,  if you just

    Submitted by Gerrylee on 28. January 2015 - 17:32.

    Hi Suec58,  if you just reduce the temp to 100 degrees, it should be ok.  It's to boil the sugar syrup.  I coverted it from a stove top recipe to a thermomix one to make it easier, so I dont think you should have any problems.  So the quantity doesnt have to be reduced I'm pretty sure, just the temp.  

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  • It says not to use this

    Submitted by Suec58 on 28. January 2015 - 17:17.

    It says not to use this recipe unless you have the new thermomix. Can the quantity be reduced to make it safe to cook in the TM31?

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  • Sounds delicious. I'm going

    Submitted by Julie Bird on 10. December 2014 - 04:02.

    Sounds delicious. I'm going to make these for little Christmas gifts. Thank you! 

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