Orange math

30 09 2007

I bought a 3kg bag of fresh, juicy, sweet Harvey oranges on our drive today. And as soon as I got home, I zested four of them. I popped the zest into an ice cube tray and hope that it freezes OK. If it does, I’ll pop out the cubes tomorrow and put them in a zip bag and back into the freezer.

The math:

  • One medium-large orange yields approx 4 teaspoons of zest
  • Two medium-large oranges yield 1 cup of orange juice

Hint: The juice tasted FANTASTIC! It could’ve been that the oranges were really fresh and sweet, but it also could’ve been because I juiced the oranges after they’d sat out overnight on the kitchen counter – I hadn’t refrigerated them, and I think that having them at room temperature really enhanced the flavour. Yum!



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