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Day 20 Blogger Advent Calendar: Dried Citrus Slices

I’ve got a super simple Christmas idea for you today. You don’t need to be able to cook. You don’t need to be able to craft. You just need to be able to use a knife to slice an orange and turn your oven on low. Today, I’m going to tell you how to make dried citrus slices.

Thinly slice oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, satsumas, tangerines or clementines (yep, any citrus fruit. I’m sure you get the idea). Each slice should be between half and one centimetre thickness. Soak up any excess juice with kitchen roll.

dried citrus slices

Lay your citrus slices on a cooling rack. Place the cooling rack on a baking tray, in case the fruit drips juice onto the bottom of your oven. Place the whole lot in the oven at 50 degrees centigrade. The citrus slices will take a few hours to dry out, but in that time your house will fill with the most amazing aroma. It will smell like Christmas.

Keep checking your citrus slices, until they look pretty dry. When you like the look of them, take them out of the oven and leave them to cool.

You now have some Christmassy slices to use however you like. You can add them to bowls of pot pourri. You can thread them with ribbon and hang them on your Christmas tree. You can even use them on a home made wreath.

dried citrus slice xmas decs

Top Tip:

To save money, buy your citrus fruit from Supermarket Value ranges – you’re not going to eat it, after all.

Day 20 of the Blogger Advent Calendar was brought to you by Sandy from Baby Baby. Sandy her two boys live in Milton Keynes and love spending their time singing, dancing and playing football (sometimes all at once).

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Freelance writer and translator that blogs about her adventure as a first time mummy and has a passion for pretty stationery, magazines and interior design.

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