These are so beautifully versatile. Thread them to some string and tie them up as a Christmas garland, add them to bowls of pot pourri or heap them in bowls on their own. My favourite thing to do with them, is to add them to table centrepieces (see our how to make a simple eucalyptus garland on our Instagram highlights), use them to add some flair to some simply wrapped Christmas gifts and even to serve in an ice cold gin.
- Firstly, if you’re using the slices to thread onto string, remember to make a little hole in each slice before they go into the oven
- To make around 20 slices, slice 3 oranges with a sharp knife into rounds no thicker than 1cm
- Turn your oven onto 100 dgs celcius and lay the slice out on the rack, putting a tray at the bottom to catch any juice
- Cook the slices for 4 hours, remembering to them every so often, then take them out of the oven and leave them in a warm place overnight (in leui of a radiator here, I use the garage or laundry room). If they are still a little sticky, pop them back in the oven for a while longer the next morning
- The colour will darken so you should be able to see when they are ready to use but touch them to check. They should feel totally dry and not at all sticky!