Step by step recipe:
- 3 min.Scrub very thoroughly 2 grapefruits, organic if possible. to remove any traces of wax or other products from the skin.
Trim off top and bottom of each grapefruit, then make four cuts through peel.
- 3 min.Peel grapefruits gently, you should have 4 equal sized pieces of peel per grapefruit.
- 5 min.Use the grapefruit flesh for another recipe, fruit salad for exemple.
Cut each piece of peel into strips about 0.5 cm or ¼ inch wide.
- 16 min.Put these strips in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave overnight.
Next day, change water and leave about 4 hours longer.
- 2 min.Drain peel strips and weigh them. Then put in a pan with their weight in sugar, and their weight in water (if possible filtered or mineral to avoid the chlorine taste).
- 40 min.Cook slowly over gentle heat until there is hardly any liquid left.
- 20 min.Drain peel and allow to cool a little (they should still be warm).
- 12 min.Spread out on a non-stick tray.
Leave overnight or longer, until they become a bit firm (to your taste).
- 5 min.Then roll in a little caster sugar with a fork to coat them lightly.
Keep in an airtight container.
It's possible to use other citrus fruit: oranges, lemons, limes and clementines.
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