How to store orange or lemon zest for use in baking
Orange or lemon zest can be prepared in large quantities and stored safely - and it even gains depth of flavour!
Grate several oranges or lemons - the fruit itself will need to be eaten or juiced as it will dry out quickly. I usually use unwaxed, juicing oranges for my orange zest supply.
How to get rid of wax on oranges?
Easy - simply wash them in hot water - there's no need to scrub excessively. You can use washing liquid if you like but rinse the fruit well afterwards.
How to store orange or lemon zest?
Store the zest in a clean jar. Add caster sugar, 1 tsp per each zested orange or lemon. Stir and close tightly.
When using in baking, make allowance for that additional spoonful of sugar in zest!