Chocolate Orange Sticks

posted by Janie 01-27-100 11:31 AM

Chocolate Orange Sticks
from The Australian Women's Weekly Dinner Party Cookbook No. 2

2 large thick skinned oranges
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
125 g (4oz.) dark chocolate

Cut oranges into quarters by cutting through skin to flesh of orange; peel away orange skin with fingers, leaving thick pith intact on the orange skin. Cut quarters of orange skin into strips about 1 cm. (1/2 inch in thickness.

Drop orange strips into pan of boiling water, return to boil, drain; do this twice more.

Combine water and sugar in pan, stir over heat until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil. Add orange strips, bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for about 5 - 10 minutes, or until orange strips become translucent. Stir from time to time while simmering.

Using two forks or tongs remove orange strips from pan to a wire rack. Leave overnight to dry.

Melt chocolate over simmering water; place several orange strips in the chocolate at the one time, remove from chocolate with two forks or tongs, shake off excess chocolate, place on a piece of aluminium foil. If weather is hot or humid, chocolate sticks will need to be set in the refigerator. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Note: Rind of grapefruit can be chocolate coated in the same way as orange rind.

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