This candied clementine peel dessert is one of many candied orange and citrus peel recipes that Sawsan Abu Farha makes in the winter.
By Sawsan Abu Farha
I love citrus fruit, I think it all started when we were kids and we would go visit my grandmother and grandfather in Jenine. My grandparents had a two-story house and we usually stayed in the second floor when we visited. My favorite part of the house was the balcony, it provided a breath-taking view of orange orchards that stretched as far as the eye can see. It was sheer joy to wake up in the morning, open the window and allow the first rays of sunlight to wash over you carrying with them a smell I will never forget, the smell of orange blossoms.In early morning and late afternoon the breeze carried over the scent of those pearly white blossoms and whenever I smell it now, it brings back fond memories of days spent playing between the trees, climbing, looking for bird nests and hours spent in treasure hunts in a sea of leaves, trees and oranges.
Candied clementine peel dessert balls are one of many candied orange and citrus peel recipes that my mum makes in the winter. The recipe couldn’t be simpler yet it really lets that citrus fragrant flavor of the clementines shine. You don’t have to make these into balls, you can use the same recipe as preserves to serve with scones or fill a cake or even to stuff cookies. I love them as these little dessert balls,they are a great way to satisfy a sweet craving because the flavors are so intense you don’t need more than one or two. They make wonderful gifts, you can serve them at parties and they keep in the fridge for a very long time
Passionate food explorer Sawsan Abu Farha lives in Jordan and enjoys mixing east and west in her kitchen aiming to get the best of both worlds.Juggling work, motherhood, blogging and a passion for food and food photography, she shares her journey in her blog "Chef in disguise".