Lit by orange light.…

I was invited to a friend’s house last night, on one con­di­tion. We had to sit in the dark. It turns out we were mark­ing Earth Hour by eschew­ing elec­tri­city. I admit that our ges­ture of solid­ar­ity to the plan­et was small, but sixty minutes of candle-lit gloom became slightly addict­ive. Four hours later we were still sit­ting in the murky light shed by a dozen candles.

Although gentle candle-light is flat­ter­ing to a slightly sag­ging com­plex­ion, it turns out that cook­ing in the vir­tu­al dark is a night­mare. But in the interests of Earth Hour camarader­ie, I have the per­fect recipe, one inspired by the great chef Skye Gyn­gell. It’s so easy you could make this dish with your eyes shut. And so brightly zing­ily fresh-tast­ing is it, you could light a room with its orange glow.

Oranges in Rosemary Syrup

Serves 4

5 or 6 sweet, juicy oranges. I used Mal­taise san­guines, a deli­cious vari­ety of blood orange

2 good sprigs of rose­mary, about 10cm long

150ml light, clear honey

Cut a thin slice from the top and bot­tom of each orange. Stand the fruit on a chop­ping board and, with a very sharp knife, slice the peel off in curving down­ward move­ments. Reserve a couple of table­spoons of the juice that col­lects on the board as you pre­pare the oranges. Slice the oranges thinly and arrange on a plate.

Bend and bruise the rose­mary in your hands to release the aroma and place in a small pan with the honey and the reserved orange juice. Warm gently for ten minutes over a low heat. Allow to cool for a fur­ther ten minutes, remove the rose­mary and pour the honey over the sliced oranges. Dec­or­ate with anoth­er sprig of rose­mary and it’s done.

After my even­ing of enforced gloom I walked home by the gentle light of a wind-up torch. But open­ing the front door was like walk­ing into a harshly lit lift in a muni­cip­al car-park. Blink­ing mole-like at my slightly alarm­ing reflec­tion in the dazzling hall­way mir­ror, I real­ised there’s anoth­er per­il to enter­tain­ing by candle light. It’s impossible to see quite how many times your wine glass has been filled up.

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8 thoughts on “Lit by orange light.…

  1. Looks deli­cious. My Rose­mary bush is so pro­lif­ic I am always look­ing for some­thing new to use it in. Not sure about the candle­light chop­ping though. I see even Rose Prince in yesterday’s Tele­graph, while roadtest­ing some new and unfa­mil­i­ar knives, man­aged to slice off the tips of a couple of fin­ger pads.

  2. Hi Liz I’m so pleased to be reminded of Miss Matty eat­ing her oranges so vora­ciously in private. It’s a won­der­ful moment.

  3. Oh yes lovely Miss Matty and poor Miss Deborah eat­ing their oranges sol­it­ar­ily (is that a word?)
    This recipe strikes me as v Itali­an influ­enced, am I right? It looks amaz­ing, I hope the candle­light was suf­fi­cient for every­one to enjoy the aes­thet­ics

  4. Hi oxslip
    It’s inter­est­ing that you see the Itali­an con­nec­tion because some­times I make these oranges to serve with an Itali­an lem­on polenta cake. Good by candle­light but even bet­ter sit­ting on an Umbri­an hill­side in the sun…

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