How to Dry Oranges
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 :
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.