I love unusual ingredients and ALL citrus fruits, so when I came across a few mentions of citrus powder on the internets, I knew I had to try to make some. In addition to a few meyer lemons that a co-worker gave me, I added kumquats, tangerines, valencia oranges, key limes, blood oranges, and grapefruits to my 'to be powdered' list.
This turned out to be an easy process that yielded surprising and super delicious results.
So flavor explorers follow me...
I wanted to try a bunch of different kinds of citrus, including several varieties of oranges, to see how different they would be/taste. Due to the large amount of oven real estate required to make these, I would recommend starting with just 2-3 choices. (Making all these different kinds took a few rounds (read: days) of oven dehydrating.)
Here's my list again in order of personal preference:
- valencia orange
- meyer lemon
- key lime
- blood orange
Buy 2-3 of each of your choices, unless you choose kumquats, then you'll need 14-16.