Orange peels meet with a happy ending even though they start off bitter tasting.
Every time i think of oranges this short story comes to my mind. “Seventeen Oranges”written by Bill Naughton .In the story a small boy is caught red handed for stealing oranges .He is locked up in a room with the seventeen oranges.Now the boy decides to erase the evidence or he would lose his job so he ate all the oranges ,peels and seeds.He escaped from going to prison but he was sick for a whole week.I just can’t imagine how the boy ate ”17 whole oranges”in one sitting even if it is a story.
Let me take u to the other side of the story .Bitter tasting orange peels in a cooked candied form are so yummy I can assure u that.Also you don’t have to finish in one sitting like the poor boy did,candied orange rinds have long shelf life if dried well.
I do peel oranges for breakfast for my family .I somehow don’t like throwing away the peel until I finish my cooking and leave the kitchen.I started hunting for ways to keep the aroma lingering around me for longer.
Then one day I stumbled upon a video about candied orange peels.Little did I know what was in store for me.I decided to go ahead with the candying.I started to cook the peels and trust me when I say I was in such joy for the next few hours.Every breath was orange infused.
Ingredients for making orange rinds:
Peel of four oranges are enough to make cakes for one whole year 🙂
Uses of orange rinds:
3.They can be used to decorate ice cream or other citrus desserts.
Yogurt and orange cake
The orange scented water that is drained off can be used for scented bath and it is a natural repellent so can be poured in the yard where u see insects.Ya …I learnt that too…
Hope u liked it .