1Strip rind from any number of oranges.<>
Cover with water, weight down and place in refrigerator overnight.<>
Scrape out all white, discard. <> Save water. <>
Cover with more water, simmer 2 hours, drain.<>
Add 2 cups sugar and FIRST water after boiling it down, cook 1 hour, drain off syrup. <>
Spread and dry in 250 degree oven for 1 hour
2<>Note: You can use any citrus fruit. Grapefruit & Lemon work wonderfully.
3<>We always have batches on hand around Christmas.
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.
Fluffy, stackable pancakes are a Southern brunch staple. This recipe, developed by Birmingham, Alabama-based chef John Hall, makes a rich pancake that still maintains a light texture. Top your Ricotta Pancakes with smoky Brown Butter-Maple Syrup.
Easy Pie Crust
Homemade pie crust really elevates your desserts (and savory tarts and quiches too), and isn't as hard as you might think, especially if you use a food processor to make the dough. Even if you don't roll it out exactly evenly or press it in to your pie plate perfectly, the buttery taste and flaky texture will more than make up for any cosmetic imperfections. Give this easy pie crust recipe a try next time you bake -- and if you want to use it for a savory dish, just leave out the sugar in the recipe.