Spencer Recipe for Candied Peel (Christmas)
Ever wondered how to do this, wanted to make your own from the peel of organic fruit for example, then see the whole article.
Take the peel of any number of Citrus fruits….Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, (and make sure its is well scrubbed on the out side)
Granulated White Sugar or Billingtons Natural Granulated Sugar (equal in weight to the Peel)
Now drain off the water again
Add I cup of fresh water and the sugar (remember equal in weight to the amount of Peel you had at the beginning)
Bring slowly to the boil, adjusting the heat for the following…(Boil for approximately 3 hours)
Allow most of the syrup to boil away (being careful not to let it burn, or let the peel stick to the bottom of the pan)
The put on a plate to cool
or Lift the peel out onto greaseproof paper and put on top of a cooling rack, turn the peel every day for 3 to 4 days to dry. It will be very sticky to start with. Leaving by an aga if you have one can help or in the airing cupboard
Store in an airtight jar or tin
A nice way to server this after using in mince meat, christmas pud and Christmas Cake recipe is to cut into small pieces or strips and dip in melted chocolate and allow to cool…yum
if you use my recipe and it works for you please either use the comment button underneath the article or the forum link to tell me how you got on.