Organic Orange Slices from Marchesi di San Giuliano 460g
The Marchesi di San Giuliano estate is located on the east coast of Sicily, in the foothills of Mt. Etna, an area boasting some of the most fertile soil in all of Sicily—and an abundance of citrus trees. In this gorgeous product, they've preserved the prized Sicilian blood orange. The oranges are sliced into 1/4-inch rounds, blanched in water to remove the bitterness and then slowly cooked in simple syrup (made with organic cane sugar). The candied orange slices are then gently layered into jars and topped with a reduction of the cooking liquid blended with a touch of organic brandy.
How to use
Use the whole orange rounds as a garnish for cakes, from cheesecakes to traditional Cassata Siciliana (a classic Sicilian sponge cake filled with lightly sweetened ricotta cream, wrapped in marzipan and garnished with candied fruit). Or use the whole orange slices as a base for orange upside-down cake.