This is one of my favourite things to do when I start to feel the first flutter of Christmas excitement..... buy a big bag of navel oranges and slice them as finely as you can, if you can keep them just under 5mm that will be perfect. Then turn your oven to a low 100°C and spread the slices out on baking trays. You can put as many as you can in the oven at once, on all the shelves, but you must keep a close eye on them. They will look almost the same for well over an hour and then they will suddenly start to look a little more dry and slightly darker.... watch carefully. Remove the moment you can lift them easily from the tray - they are not stuck at all and they are quite stiff - don't leave them a nano-second longer.... not even if Daniel Craig is at the front door, let him wait or this is what will happen... An added bonus of doing these is that your house will smell divine while they are baking. The orange slices look wonderful just piled up in a basket or bowl but watch this space and I'll show you some ways to make your own Christmas decorations and gifts.