“What else can we make –beside orange marmalade and orange juice – with all the oranges we steal?”
(We only rob 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.)
I know what we should make. Candied oranges covered with chocolate like the ones my favorite Israeli blogger posted a while ago.
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
NOTE: first I boiled the oranges in orange juice as Hilla from Bissim instructed but then I thought it would be easier and crunchier if I caramelized them in the oven. They were slightly bitter but in a nice way.Slice the oranges thin if you like them crunchy. For chewy texture slice them thicker. You can always boil them in orange juice first to remove the bitterness. You’ll need:
- 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.