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Kunfettura (Candied Peel)


8 or 9 orangesor tangerines 1 tsp. salt 400g sugar


Take onlt fruit in good condition, preferably untreated and organically grown, peel and cut each whole, peel into 6 or 8 pieces, place in a bowl and cover with salted water, leave for 2 or 3 days, drain and rinse, cover with fresh water in a saucepan, simmer until the peel feels tender, drain again and reserve peel in a clean bowl. dissolve the sugar in 250ml. of water over low heat

do not stir, but shake he pan from time to time, then bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, pour over the peel, cover and stand in a cool place for approximately 4 days, pour off the syrup into a saucepan and bring to the boil, add the peel and let it boil until the syrup is clear and almost all absorbed by the peel, turn into a lightly buttered tin or dish, sprinkle with a little more sugar and leave to dry and candy,

Store in an airtight jar when cold and use as needed