“What shall we make with all the oranges we nick? I asked my friend. I need to explain something. Sometimes we rob trees, but only from trees that belong to stingy people, those who’d rather let their fruits rot on the ground than give them away. (If you ask me, they are the ones committing a crime, not me.) At first we thought to make lots of orange juice and marmalade, but then nobody in our house likes marmalade except me. Then I remembered that a while ago, my favorite Israeli blogger posted a recipe for candied oranges covered with chocolate, which is a great healthy treat and a great gift.
First I boiled the oranges in orange juice as Hilla from Bissim instructed but then I thought it would be nice to caramelize them in the oven so they come out like orange chips so I didn’t boil them. They were slightly bitter but in a nice way. If you slice the oranges thick they won’t be as crunchy, and perhaps they would be slightly more bitter. You can always boil them in orange juice first to remove the bitterness.
Chocolate and Love or as I call it Chocolate and Addiction is a great brand. I’m I am addicted to their Filthy Rich bar.
The sweetest oranges grow in Mallorca. I can eat ten oranges a day.
Two ways to make this:
- as an extra large chocolate bar or
- orange slices covered in chocolate
I wish you all Marry Sweet Christmas xxs
- About two oranges, sliced thinly (circles or half-circles)
- Raw cane sugar to sprinkle over the oranges
- 1 high quality chocolate bar
For both you’ll need to
preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper, put the sliced oranges on the tray and sprinkle them (if you have a sweet tooth, generously) with sugar. Place the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the sugar is melted and the oranges are golden-brown. Remove from the oven and turn it off.
To make a big chocolate bar: line another baking tray with baking paper and put the chocolate bar in the middle of it. Put the tray in the warm oven for a couple of minutes until it is melted.
Using a kitchen knife or spatula spread the chocolate evenly into a thin layer but not too thin on the baking sheet. Before you cover the chocolate layer with the oranges, make sure they are cooled. Press the oranges gently onto the chocolate and put the tray in the fridge for 20 minutes, to allow the chocolate to harden.
Remove from the fridge before you serve. If you serve it as a dessert let your guests break it into pieces.
For the candies oranges: melt the chocolate in a double boiler, then dip the oranges (half of it). Place on a tray or plate and put in the fridge for 20 minutes, to allow the chocolate to harden.
This recipe makes a delicious and light dessert for Christmas.