Want a sweet treat and a delicious smelling house? Make candied peel. I’m not really a fan of shop-bought candied peel because it’s too bitter and dry. However, home-made candied peel is the perfect balance of sweet, chewy and crunchy.
It’s lovely nibbled on its own, reaches a whole new level dipped into dark chocolate and turns basic biscuits into the sort of snack that would cost about £3 for a pack of six. It’s also great way to use up oranges that are past their best (and indeed, lemons, limes or grapefruit) – and is ridiculously easy to make.