National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day is observed next on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 (92 days from today).
Everyone loves the sweet and sour taste of oranges. Now, don't throw away the orange peel as it's also the edible part of the full-flavored fruit. There are many ways to make orange peels, and orange peel candy is one of the best snacks. You can make sugared orange peel marmalade at home easily without taking much time. The edible part of an orange is a favorite of many in cookies and cakes and therefore has its own anniversary. Treat your sweet tooth with crystallized orange peel to make the National Candy Orange Peel Day celebration a celebration to the full.
History of National Candied Orange Peel Day
On National Candied Orange Peel Day, chefs and sweets lovers around the country celebrated the goodness and versatility of orange peel candy.
Fruit candies have appeared around our life for a long time. They take a long time to make but are quite simple. Fruit and pods candles require very few ingredients and can be prepared easily.
To make orange peel candy, the first step is to remove the orange peel. The core is the white part of the shell, on the inside. It is very bitter and will affect the flavor of the orange peel, regardless of the amount of sugar used. The peel is then further cut into strips, usually about 1/4 inch wide.
Sometimes, chefs prefer to remove the peel in a long strip. This is especially useful when orange peel candies will be used as a decorative element in a dessert or dish. Cut the orange peel into a pot of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Then drain the water and rinse the peel.
The next step is to make sugar syrup, which is made by dissolving one part sugar in one part water. When the sugar has dissolved, the cut and boiled orange peel is put in a pot of sugar water and soaked in sugar water for about 45 minutes until the orange peel is really soft. The excess water is then drained and the pods are left to dry, which can take a few days depending on the weather. This peel can be made in advance as needed and can last up to several months depending on the recipe. Your orange peels can also be frozen and used later.
Why National Candied Orange Peel Day?
This is a wonderful day dedicated to capturing the attention of all delicacies enthusiasts. Orange peel candy is a sweet dish prepared by boiling, slicing and adding sugar. This is a popular recipe among chefs and bakers, as they use it to add flavor to the dishes they prepare and serve. It is also used as a decoration to decorate their meals, especially where decoration is concerned.
This dish is also a popular preparation in holiday baking and is often paired with recipes such as cookies and fruitcakes and other pastries. In addition, orange peel candy is also used to add flavor to many other foods, ensuring that diners will enjoy both taste and presentation. Some of the servings of pastries commonly supplemented with this food include granola and tarts.
Although this delicacy is often used as a supplement for flavoring or presentation purposes, there is nothing to prevent it from being eaten alone. There are people, chefs and bakers who often treat this as a snack. To do this, you dip the orange peel in milk. In case the candy is damaged, you can dip the candy part in dark chocolate.
Some truths about candied fruits
- Sugar was considered as a preservative since ancient civilizations
The use of sugar to preserve fruit and fruit peels dates back to ancient China and Mesopotamia, even as the process of lighting candles began with the Arabs of the Middle East.
- Italians popularize candied fruit
Traditional Sicilian cuisine was heavily influenced by the Arabs, and the candied fruit became an instant hit in Italy.
- Before using sugar, honey
The candied fruit tradition goes back a long time, and before sugar was common, honey was the main ingredient.
- The industrial way takes longer
Factory-made candies are soaked in sugar syrup with increasing concentration to complete the preservation process and keep for a long time.
- Kool-Aid is used for candied fruit
During the Great Depression, people had to use what they had, and when sugar was scarce, they used Kool-Aid and fruit juices to make candied fruit and rinds.
Amazing truths about the National Candied Orange Peel Day
- The candy peel as we know it is believed to have originated from the Arab culture. Arab chefs served fruit with candies at parties.
- Candied fruit was introduced to the West later and became the main ingredient in some of the most famous cakes and sweets of European descent.
- Candied Orange Peel provides a great way to use up all the flavors of the orange peels.
- For a long time, treats have been used as a delicious accompaniment to pastries such as cakes. This is because they save when you want to save. Otherwise the shell will be thrown away. The peels can last for a while thanks to the sugar that bakers and cooks use to coat them, thus acting as their preservative.
- The method of preserving food using sugar and honey has been around since ancient times. Research has shown that the ancient Chinese and Mesopotamians used this technique to preserve cakes and other foods.
How to celebrate National Candied Orange Peel Day
- Post on social media
Among the ways you can observe this wonderful day is by posting it on social media using #NationalCandiedOrangePeelDay. This will go a long way in ensuring that more people know and actually acknowledge the date when this amazing treatment was developed.
- Join the contest to make marshmallows from orange peels
You can also hold a contest on how to make orange peel candy and then reward the most creative preparation. This is one of the ways to ensure that this national holiday movement is never forgotten for generations.
- Learn a new recipe for candy from orange peels
You can also learn a new way to make orange peel candies, using different ingredients or mixing a variety. The idea behind this auspicious day is to ensure that the significance of the national holiday it celebrates is maintained and appreciated.
- Treat yourself or your friends to orange peel candy
Another way to celebrate this national pastry holiday is to go out for a treat alone or with friends and loved ones. This will be important as it will be a very engaging way to observe this day while at the same time making sure that the people around you appreciate it as well.
ObservedNational Candied Orange Peel Day has been observed annually on May 4th.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Sunday, May 4th, 2025