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How To Make Candied Orange Slices

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You may have a cake recipe that requires an orange flavour to it and you want to decorate it with candied orange slices. But you don’t fancy buying the candied orange slices from the shop. Worry not, you can make them easily yourself from home and they are better tasting.
What you'll need: 
1 orange
½ cup sugar
1½ cup water
Sharp knife
Frying pan
Cooling rack covered with baking sheet
Rinse the orange and slice it in half with the sharp knife. Lay one half with the flesh side facing down and cut into ¼ inch thick slices. Repeat with the other orange half and put aside.
Put the water and sugar into the frying pan and bring to a boil. Add the orange slices and cook over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
Turn slices over and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn slices occasionally in between cooking and make sure the slices are intact. Continue cooking until oranges are translucent and the syrup is thick.
Remove from the heat and let cool down in frying pan for a few minutes. Transfer the orange slice unto the cooling rack covered with a baking sheet and let the slices cool. You can use the leftover syrup for recipes that require an orange flavour.
Candied orange slices are great for snacks, decorating cakes or for Christmas treats.
You can cut the orange slices much thicker if you want.
You can coat the orange slices in chocolate if you want.
You can store the candied oranges in a fridge for roughly two weeks.
You can give candied oranges away as gifts packaged in sealed cellophane bags.


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