Chocolate dipped Orange peel- dates and raisins

Anytime I make a dish, desert or jam with orange, it brings amazing beautiful bright coloعr and warm perfume into all kind of my recipes. Orange peel or fruit in sugar syrup is popular in Middle East. but they are not jam. Because It is crystallized fruit or a pieces of peel that are cooked and preserved in sugar syrup.



3 oranges

350 g Sugar

8 dates

3 tbsp large yellow raisin

1 cinnamon stick ( or 1tbsp ground cinnamon)

1 star anise

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

5 cardamom pods


200 g dark chocolate, mint chocolate or white chocolate ( I prefer dark and mint chocolate. It is just matter of your taste)


Wash oranges well. cut off tops and bottoms of them. Remove skin( and white part of skin) of oranges. Cut peels into narrow or wide stripes and tiny square ones. Place orange strips in a pot. Pour cold water. Allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. pour off boiled water. Repeat it for 3-4 times more, until bitterness of orange skin remove. pour orange skin in a colander and let it drains.

Remove cardamom skin. Grind cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds and star anise with a mortar and pestle. Then in a pot, pour your sugar, ground cardamom, star anise, cinnamon. Pour 350 ml cold water into the pan.Place it on a medium heat, and stir it time to time until sugar dissolved. Then add peels and cook it for 30 minutes. Keep your eyes open on the sugar syrup and be careful in last 5-6 minutes. Because you do not want your syrup get very thick and caramelized. If it happens, your orangettes will be very sticky.

Remove the peels from pan and lay strips on a wire rack and put also tiny square peels in a plate. Allow them to dry for few hours.

Put your chocolates in the chocolate melting bowl. When chocolates are melted, dip peels one by one into the melted chocolate. Repeat same process with all pieces of peels and raisins and let them to dry on the wire rack. You can also stuff dried date with orange peel🙂. So first remove date seed and then stuff it with a piece of orange peel.

They have taste of heaven🙂. Fragrance or flavor of orange makes you feel good, specially along with a good cup of tea or coffee. Also you can put either coated or uncoated in a nice box and gift it. You can store it in the fridge or in cool place for a month.

Nosh-e Jan


طرز تهیه

پرتقال ها را شسته و سرو ته آنهارا بکنید.سپس پوست پرتقال ها را جدا کرده و به صورت خلال های نازک

مستطیل شکل,مستطیل پهن و نیز مربع های خیلی ریز خرد کنید. در یک قابلمه مقداری آب ریخته و پوست پرتقال ها را به آن اضافه نموده و بگذارید به مدت 3-4 دقیقه بجوشد. سپس آب جوشیده شده را دور ریخته و پوست پرتقال های جوشیده شده را داخل آبکش ریخته و آب سرد روی آن‌ها بریزد. مجددن پوست ها را بجوشانید. این عمل را 3-4 بار تکرار کنید تا تلخی پوست ها از بین بروند. ادویه ها شامل هل,زنجبیل و بادیان را داخل هاون ریخته و پودر کنید. سپس شکر و ادویه هارا به همراه 350 میلی لیتر آب سرد داخل قابلمه ریخته و با حرارت ملایم بگذارید شکر حل شود. سپس پوست های خلال شده را به شیره ی تهیه شده اضافه و بگذارید به مدت 30 دقیقه بجوشد. سپس قابلمه را از روی اجاق برداشته و خلال ها را دانه دانه روی سینی بچنید تا خنک و خشک شوند.

شکلات ها را در پیاله ی مخصوص آب کردن شکلات بریزید و شکلات ها آب کنید.خلال پوست پرتقال ها را یکی یکی در شکلات مذاب فرو کرده و به سینی بر گردانید تا خشک شوند.همین کار را با کشمش ها انجام دهید. شما می‌توانید همچنین خرمای خشک را با پوست پرتقال پر کنید. برای این منظور هسته ی خرما ها را در آورده و سپس یک یا دو خلال پوست پرتقال در میان خرما بگذارید. این شرینی ها طعم و عِطر فوق‌العاده‌ای دارند بخصوص اگر با یک فنجان چای یا قهوه همراه باشد.پوست پرتقال های قندی یا شکری را می‌توانید به مدت یکماه در یخچال نگه داری کنید

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