|Dried Orange Rinds|
|Low Heat Extraction of Orange Oil|
I had already dried several days worth of orange rinds. I did not try to remove the whites at all - just rough chopped them a bit and then placed into a pan and popped onto the stove. I placed roughly 3 cups of light oil in the pan and turned on low heat. I used corn oil - you could use anything. I had thoughts of using some coconut oil - wouldn't that be a fun combination?
|Strained Orange Flavored Oil|
After leaving on low heat for a few hours I turned off the heat and let it cool down. Then strained the oil. You can see the rinds turned brown and or white - perhaps I had the heat a bit too high.
The flavor of the oil does have a nice subtle zip of oranges! I'll call this experiment a success.
Thank you for being a grey, snowy and wet day which sparked my creativity!
I guess I should be singing something by Anita Bryant :)