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Cooking with Sake: Sweet Orange Peel

A snack both adults and children can enjoy!

Dried orange peel contains a lot of dietary fiber and helps detoxify the body. It is also good for beauty as it contains a lot of vitamin C as well as plenty of other health benefits. Orange peel is available commercially, but you can actually make it at home.

Instead of Cointreau (liqueur), this recipe uses sake to add flavor by boiling the orange peels with it. Furthermore, the chocolate coating adds sweetness to the finished product, making it a perfect snack for adults and children alike.

Ingredients (2 Servings)

300g of navel orange peel
3 tablespoons of sake
300g of sugar
Granulated sugar, as needed
500g of dark chocolate
Sake, as needed

How to Make: Steps

Step 1:

Wash oranges and divide into 8 equal parts and peel.

Step 2:

Boil the oranges in a pot with plenty of water, add sake and zest, boil for 5 minutes, drain off the water twice, scrape off any remaining white pith with a knife, and cut into 5mm pieces.

Step 3:

Add (Step 2), sugar, and enough water so the oranges are soaked, and simmer over medium-low heat until all the water is absorbed, being careful not to burn.

Step 4:

Spread (Step 3) on a cooking sheet and place in a 100°C oven for 1 hour to dry.

Step 5:

Chop the chocolate for the coating, place in a deep heatproof container, and melt over hot water.

Step 6:

Dip (Step 4) into the chocolate to coat, place on parchment paper, spread out, and refrigerate.

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