The recipe I'm putting together calls for "orange zest."
Is this the same as Orange Peel? And if so, bitter orange peel? Or sweet orange peel?
It's for a holiday ale if that matters.
Zest is produced by grating or planing the skin of the orange. If they don’t say I would assume sweet orange.
You can zest like @Rburrelli says or what I do is scrape the white stuff off the peel and use that you can even dry it. Just don't use the white stuff is very bitter
White stuff I think is called pith. I agree dont use that.Get yourself a micro-planer. it zests like a champ and is amazing with fresh Parmesan or Manchego
Perhaps a guitar making tool too!Sneezles61
They also work great for garlic and ginger. I have the bigger folding Microplane that can sit over a bowl or over a plate like an A-frame. Excellent tool.
Thanks, everyone! I'm gonna go with sweet orange peel for this one.
Do not put the white part of the peel or the zest ( bitter not good)