Orange Cut into Pieces
Mourabba al Bousfeir chekaf
1/2 lbs. bitter orange, large size thick rind
3 2/3 lbs. sugar
1 pt. 6 oz. water for sugar
10 pts. 10 oz. water for boiling bitter orange
1 oz. lemon juice
First grate the
outer rind with a grated. Cut orange into square pieces
and boil over high heat for 10-15 minutes or until it is
done. Take away from the heat and cool it by letting cold
water run on it. Cover it with cold water. Change the cold
water every 5 hours until 20 hours have passed. Take pieces
of orange out of the water and fold each piece over and
squeeze all water out of it and let them get a little dry
in pan or tray. String these folded pieces on a thread,
piercing each with a needle as you would string beads. Prepare
syrup (check down) and after skimming the foam let it boil
about 10 more minutes after which drop the string of orange
piece into the syrup. Let it boil together about 20 minutes.
Add lemon juice, boil a little longer then remove from heat.
If syrup seems thin at the end of 20 minutes, lift up the
strings of orange pieces and let the syrup boil alone until
it is the desired thickness.
1/5 lbs. sugar
1 1/5 pt. water
2 tbs. lemon juice
1 oz. rose water.
Add sugar to
the water and stir. Let boil hard until it foams. Skim and
add lemon juice. Boil about five minutes and add rose water.
Boiling syrup requires from 5 - 7 minutes.