Dried oranges – counting down to Christmas – day 12
This is the second year in a row that I make dry oranges for Christmas. I love the look of them. Oh and let’s not forget about the smell that fills out your entire place. Last year we used them to decorate a Christmas table. They were everywhere, together with cutlery, in small decorations and directly on the white tablecloth during the Christmas Eve. This year so far together with some cinnamon sticks they make the casual white candles look more festive. But I would say that is just the beginning…
They are extremely easy to make, especially if you are drying them out in an oven.
You just need to cut the oranges in a relatively thin slices, dry them out with the paper towel, until most of the juice is absorbed in the paper towel (you can press it to oranges and leave it for a while). When that is done, put them on the baking paper in on the baking tray in the oven on a low heat (100C) for around 3-3.5 hours, depending on what colour you would like to get.
I like the dry oranges being more brown than orange, so I leave mine for about 3.5 hours.
Can you see yourself using dried oranges for your Christmas decorations?