At this time of the year
We can see oranges everywhere and also it is typical to eat candied fruits, so to enjoy them to the fullest today I propose to make this delight, with orange peel bathed in chocolate which the French call orangettes, I make it during winter and they are great for gifts because everyone likes it, the truth is that orange and dark chocolate are the perfect couple.
The first thing we do is prepare the skins of candied orange, and and then pour over chocolate.
- 4 oranges
- 300gr of water
- 300gr of sugar
- 200gr Black chocolate
Clean the oranges, peel them out in quarters without breaking them, and cut them into thin strips, put the basket in the bowl with 500gr of water and a tablespoon of salt, set for 14′ / Varoma / speed 4. When the water starts boiling add the orange strips, then drain and rinse with cold water.
Repeat the process but now we put in the bowl 300gr of water and 300gr of sugar, set for 20′ / Varoma/ speed 4. When finished let it drain for 30′
Repeat step 2 with the same syrup, when finished remove the basket and place the strips on a tray with baking paper and let dry for 24-48h. In you´re in a hurry you can dry them in the oven at 90°C for 20′ – do not let it dry.
To melt the chocolate we put 509gr of water in the bowl, chop the chocolate by hand and put it in a closed sleeve and pour into the bowl, set for 40′, at 80°C, speed 2, when finished take out the sleeve and knead a little to finish melting the chocolate.
Pour it in a cup by cutting the tip and pour the chocolate over the orange strips, spread well in a tray with baking paper, let them dry well. And voilá it is time to enjoy! or pack them in jars or sachets to give as a gift, they are delicious!
Use organic oranges to avoid pesticides, buy a good dark chocolate for the result to be spectacular. In case you are not going to eat them immediately, do not pour chocolate over them, store them in the freezer so you can bathe them later. If you like citrus fruits, try lemon and mandarin, they are delicious.
Serve them with coffee when you have guests, or enjoy them alone!