How to Dry Oranges

December 17, 2018 | Lifestyle, Recipes | 0 comments

Oranges, cinnamon and star anise wafting from the kitchen conjures up Christmas for me. I love the festive season and every year I promise myself I will be more organised and actually get round to doing some handmade decorations for the house. This year I have made a start and went foraging the other day with a friend for some greenery to make a start on my door wreath, along with drying oranges. You can buy dried oranges from most craft shops and garden centres at a hefty price (personally) and they are so easy to make and the added bonus is your house will be filled with the smell of oranges!

You will need :

Oranges
Greaseproof paper
Kitchen Roll
Baking tray
Metal Cooling Rack

 

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 100c. Pop some grease proof paper onto a baking tray.
  • Slice your oranges about 1/8" and lay onto the grease proof paper evenly spacing out and dab with kitchen roll to remove excess juice.
  • Pop into the oven for about 4 hours, turning the orange slices over at the 2 hour mark.
  • Leave to completely cool and dry

 

Easy peasy right! Now you can make garlands, hanging decorations and add your dried orange pieces to wreaths as well.

 

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