I’ve snagged an invitation to have Christmas dinner with Maureen, and am using it as an excuse to make my first ever attempt at homemade candy. (After all, I’ve only eaten dozens and dozens of cookies…obviously what I need is more sugar!) Candy is tricky, but I think it went pretty well.
I made the candied orange peel yesterday:
It came out okay. I ate a few test pieces, and Peter had a couple. I’m not sure I boiled it in the sugar syrup quite long enough — I think the strips were supposed to turn more translucent. (But all the liquid in the syrup had evaporated by the end, so I decided it would be best to pull the strips out before I destroyed them.)
But what really MADE the candied orange peels was the chocolate.
I dipped them in some nice bittersweet chocolate this morning, and now I am trying really really hard not to eat them all before heading over to Maureen’s tonight.