Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Domestification, is that a word?
Perhaps it's the new-found spare time on my hands...or an effort to stay busy...but I went domestic today. The Chocolate Dipped Citrus was actually kinda fun to make.
The recipe called for Oranges, but I threw in some Grapefruits for good measure. Take the peels from both fruits and slice into thin strips. Blanch the peels 2-3 times. Create a simple syrup using 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan, simmer peels for about an hour. Cool. Melt dark (or milk, who cares-chocolate is chocolate) chocolate with a double boiler. Dip. Allow to cool/dry on wax paper. And you're done!
With the extra chocolate sauce I dipped some raw cranberries so I can add some color to my concoction. I'm considering even freezing them...could be interesting.