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Candied grapefruit peel

Step by step recipe:


  1. 3 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #1Scrub 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.
  2. 3 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #2Peel grapefruits gently, you should have 4 equal sized pieces of peel per grapefruit.
  3. 5 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #3Use 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.
  4. 16 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #4Put these strips in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave overnight.

    Next day, change water and leave about 4 hours longer.
  5. 2 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #5Drain 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).
  6. 40 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #6Cook slowly over gentle heat until there is hardly any liquid left.
  7. 20 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #7Drain peel and allow to cool a little (they should still be warm).
  8. 12 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #8Spread out on a non-stick tray.

    Leave overnight or longer, until they become a bit firm (to your taste).
  9. 5 min.Candied grapefruit peel : Photo of step #9Then roll in a little caster sugar with a fork to coat them lightly.

    Keep in an airtight container.

Remarks:

It's possible to use other citrus fruit: oranges, lemons, limes and clementines.

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Source:

Home made

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