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When the orange is soft and cold, cut in half and remove any pips. Process the whole orange, including the skin, until medium chunky

From: http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/baking/whole-orange-spice-cake

Is skin the outer thick orange coloured cover?
or the fibrous threads that orange pieces have?
or the thin skin that holds the juice and seeds?

What are pips and skin of an orange?

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The skin is the outer thick orange-coloured cover; obviously as you're not told to remove it this would include the pith (the white fibrous material) as well. The pips are the seeds inside the fruit:

pip

noun

plural noun: pips

1. a small hard seed in a fruit.

synonyms: seed, stone, pit

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So, it is telling me to put in "whole" orange in the cake? Is the cover not sour in taste? –  TheIndependentAquarius Apr 3 at 9:32
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The skin (or rather the white pith inside the skin) is somewhat bitter, yes, but seeing as you have over half a pound of sugar in there as well, I imagine that's been accounted for. British fruit-based cakes tend not to be so all-out sweet as those from other countries. Also, consider something like marmalade, which usually has shreds of skin in it. With citrus fruits, the majority of the flavour is in the skin itself, not the fruit inside. –  ElendilTheTall Apr 3 at 9:35
    
thanks for explanation. –  TheIndependentAquarius Apr 3 at 9:38
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No problem. Happy baking! –  ElendilTheTall Apr 3 at 9:40
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