Christmas is almost upon us and I wanted to continue our countdown of the Twelve Days of Christmas that we will complete before the years end. And....
On the 5th Day of Christmas My True Love brought to me...
Five Golden Rings
For our Golden Rings we have made:
Candied Orange Slices on Sugar Snow and Chocolate Dipped
|Aren't these just beautiful. The large sugar crytals not only gives these candied orange slices sweetness but also a tiny bit of crunchiness. DEE...licious!|
|To make the candied orange slices we first start with a clean and washed navel orange. We used three. However you could also use a valencia orange which are not as thick skinned. The navel orange is seed free which is important.|
|On a cutting board slice the ends off the oranges and then slice orange into 1/4 inch slices like shown above.|
|I got about 5 to 6 nice slices from each orange.|
|Take a piece of clean cheese cloth (spices are laying on the cheesecloth) and put 12 whole cloves and 12 whole allspice into center and make a little bag tying off ends to hold the spices.|
|In a heavy cooking pot, bring to boil 3 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar and add the spice bundle.|
|Add your orange slices to the hot sugar water mixture in the cooking pot.|
|These slices have been cooking for about an hour and you can see how thick the liquid has become. After an hour and a half turn off the heat and let cool completely.|
|Pour orange cooking liquid from pot into a jar or other container. You can see that I had a little over a cup of this thick orange syrup left. We are saving it to put on crepes and waffles. It would also make a great dessert sauce.|
|To serve I have put our 5 GOLDEN RINGS on a bed of the large sugar crystal snow. It looks just beautiful and glistens.|
|Dip your sugared orange slices into the chocolate and lay on a piece of wax paper. If desired sprinkle each chocolate section with just a tad of sea salt. It gives a delicious extra dimension of flavor.|
|Whether you dip them in chocolate or leave them plain they would make a wonderful gift or dessert or to serve later as a decadent snack. ENJOY!!|
Thankyou for joining me for Day 5 of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It's always nice to have you visit. Hope you will try these as they are really good. You'll be glad you made them... they are worth the effort.
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