Oranges

Recipes

Caramelised Oranges
6 large oranges, ideally seedless .................................... 150g granulated sugar
175ml boiling water

Remove zest from 3 of the oranges and put aside. Using a sharp knife, remove all skin and pith from oranges and cut into thin, round slices across the segments. Discard any pips. Arrange slices in a shallow serving bowl. Place sugar in a heavy-based pan and heat gently until sugar melts and turns golden brown, stirring as necessary. Do not allow to overheat and burn. Pour in the water – take care as it will spatter - stirring vigorously until a smooth syrup is achieved. Add zest. Allow to cool slightly, then pour over oranges and leave to cool completely before refrigerating. Serve well chilled. Serves 4.

Orange drizzle muffins
175 g butter or margarine ......................................... 175g soft brown sugar
Zest & juice of 2 oranges ............................................ 3 eggs
125g sultanas ............................................................... 1-2 tablespoons milk
100g granulated sugar

Line muffin tin with paper case and preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Beat sugar and butter/margarine until light and fluffy. Add zest of 1 orange and sultanas, then add eggs a little at a time. Fold in flour, adding enough milk for the mixture to have a soft dropping consistency. Spoon into cases ad bake for about 15-20 mins. Mix remaining zest, juice and granulated sugar and pour over tops. Cool in tin.