Sunday, March 15, 2009

candied citrus peel

Last night I made an attempt at making citrus peels. I say attempt because it was my first go and I think that I boiled them in the simple syrup a wee bit too long. I was expecting the texture of these babies to be pliable, but what I created was more of a crunchy sugared candy peel. Not really wrong, just not what I was expecting.

There are several steps to this process. None of which is particularly complicated.
  • Peel an organic (you don't want candied pesticides, now do you?) orange or lemon removing as little pith as possible.
  • Blanch the large strips of peel in water two or three times to remove any bitterness still in the skin.
  • Slice into whatever size candy you desire. Thin strips would be good for decorating another baked good.
  • Boil in a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) for 20 minutes.
  • Remove with a strainer.
  • Toss in granulated sugar. (optional)

They might take a little bit of effort, but they certainly they seem like they took longer to prepare than they really do.

1 comment:

doggybloggy said...

I need to make some 'candied' make it seem easy