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Spice Orange Cocoa Mix

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I found this online searching for a nice spice drink mix.

Spice Orange Cocoa Mix

1 cup cocoa
1 Tablespoon orange peel
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup non-fat dry milk
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

The only instructions are to mix all ingredients and add 1/2 Tablespoon of mix to a cup of hot milk or water and stir.

My question is concerning the orange peel. I am assuming this needs to be a dry mix. How would I add the orange peel? Is it as simple as just grating orange peel and measuring 1 Tablespoon? Will the mix remain dry and powdery or will moisture or oils from the orange peel cause clumps in the mix?

I would like to create neighborhood gifts for Christmas this year and I thought this might be a nice idea.

Any other suggestions for this are welcome.

Thank you.
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“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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post #2 of 8
I would guess that they are talking about dried orange zest (peel). You can usually find it at higher end grocery stores, spice shops and probably online. You could also very easily dry your own.
post #3 of 8
or what about using some of the sugar and making candied peel with it and the orange , your still getting the sugar content but it adds a whole new dimension to the flavour or even making some orange sugar Jamie olliver did this and it keeps for ages , i cant quite remember how he did it but it would be easy to find his recipe on the web
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Tessa, how do you make candied orange peel?
“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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post #5 of 8
cut the peel in to thin strips making sure there is no white pith left
then place in saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to boil , and boil for about 2 mins , then drain and repeat 2 more times
place 1 /2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and orange peel and bring to a gentle boil, be very careful as it will be dangerously hot, simmer for a few minutes gently then drain off and toss peel through some more sugar and let cool and dry on a baking rack with baking paper on it , store in an airtight container
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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www.theunknownchef.co.nz
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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
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post #6 of 8
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That sounds GREAT! One question. When you refer to the white pith, what exactly do you mean? is that the white membrane between the orange fruit and the peel? Or is that the white part of the inside of the peel?
“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
I looked it up. One definition is the white lining of the rind of the peel of citrus fruits, just under the colored skin. Is this what you mean?
“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed.” --From “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
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post #8 of 8
yeah it can be quite bitter and leave a nasty taste in your mouth
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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www.shoebridge.co.nz
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