CANDIED ORANGE PEEL – A NATIONAL DAY

NATIONAL FOOD DAYS

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL

Friday, Mary 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  Candied Orange & Lemon Peel is often used in baked goods, especially around the winter holidays when it is often used in fruit cake.  But there is no need to wait for Christmas or Chanukah to add the Candied Peel to everyday foods.  If you would like to make your own Candied Orange Peel you can find any number of recipes on the Internet.  If however, you do not want to take the time or effort ( it would take about 4 hours total to make the fisnished product) you can purchase Candied Orange Peel at establishments that specialize in nuts and dried fruit or on-line.

The featured photo shows an Orange, an Orange Slice, Candied Orange Peel and Chocolate Covered Orange Peel.  There has been a long tradition of combining Chocolate with Orange and there are many ways in which you can do it.  A Chocolate Fudge Cake or Chocolate Brownies with Orange Peel would make very tasty and elegant dessert.

Other ways in which Candied Orange Peel can be used are:

Cookies

Cakes

Muffins

Brownies

Fudge

Quick Bread

Cornbread

Pancakes or Waffles

Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat

Jello or Pudding

For a Muffin Recipe please see the recipe section of this blog. /muffins-with-candied-orange-peel/

Unbaked Muffins with Demarara Sugar on Top

 

Unbaked Muffins with Pearl Sugar

In the photo on the left, Demarara Sugar has been sprinkled on top.  (Demarara Sugar is sometimes sold as Sugar in the Raw, although it is not really raw sugar – just one step on the way to being granulated.)
The Photo on the right has been sprinkled with Swedish Pearl Sugar.  The idea of putting sugar on the top of the unbaked Muffins is to give a caramelized effect and taste on the top of the muffin.

Muffin Batter portioned into baking cups

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