i used just regular Florida oranges on sale at SuperFresh. ChefGwen's recipe. i don't have a nifty mandolin so i sliced these bitches by hand. it's doable. trust. if i can do it, so can you. i baked them at around 200F for a couple of hours and then lowered the temp to just the WARM setting until they were completely dry. this was a two week process and it was all trial and error.
i bought a new spice grinder from Sur la Table because my twitter friends told me that my coffee grinder just would not do, unless i wanted coffee flavored orange dust. the dust came out so fine, so pretty, i wanted to make lines of them and snort it. but i have a fear of all things going up the nostril and i saw that episode of JackAss where Steve-o snorted ants. it's not natural.
This year Tết falls on Valentine's Day. Oranges are symbolic of wealth. so i made orange dust because it's magical and because i could use some wealth. just saying.
2010 is the year of the Tiger. May this year be bold, filled with excitement and adventure, but pleasant with harmony and of course, wealth.