Candied Ribbon Orange Peel with Vanilla
vanilla bean, sliced in half then longways (optional)
1Using your potato/apple peeler, slice the orange skin from stem to stem making sure to not get much of the bitter white part.
You can create your own ideas for shapes or just whip up the strips.
2Place them in a sauce pan with cold water. Bring to a boil then drain and rinse. Do this three times.
What your doing is taking out the bitter taste, especially if you have too much white on them.
3On your last rinse, remove the orange peel.
Put in your sauce pan, water, vanilla bean and sugar.
On medium heat dissolve your sugar.
4Place your orange sliced back into your pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce temperature to your lowest setting (simmer) uncovered for one hour.
Do not stir.
5Remove your pieces and place on a line cook sheet with parchment paper. Separate them where they won't be touching.
Sprinkle heavily with more sugar.
You can now twist or curl pieces before they set.
6I placed mine in the oven...not turned on, they will need to set for at least one day...if they last that long!
7<--These were made peeling the orange the cutting strips out and then the white part. This takes much longer to do and really pretty!