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I finally separated the citrus rinds (orange and lemon) from the citrus sugar. All the bits of rind are small. With them I was planning on making a citrus sauce to go on top of my brownies and was wanting help on what flavors would go with citrus rind and how much rind to use?

I have lots of blueberries and a few raspberries available as well.


I ended up using raspberries, citrus (orange/lemon) rind, cranberries and sugar. It tasted so good on the brownies!

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  3. How to determine if two ingredients will go well together

For your specific question of what goes well with citrus rind, you already know chocolate is a good match and that you are putting the sauce on brownies. Nuts in your brownies will be a good match too, especially pecans. Caraway, thyme, cardamom, or black pepper might add an unexpected note with orange. Rosemary is a very nice match for lemon. I recently made cookies using orange zest and black pepper that came out quite well.

If you want the citrus flavor to dominate I would leave out the berries. Otherwise I'd definitely use the raspberries, which go well with citrus. The bluberries would be fine, but I wouldn't consider them your best choice.

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