These gorgeous candied citrus peel are elegant and cute with lot’s of lovely taste. Suitable with tea or coffee along with toasted bread and butter. They taste and smell amazing. Yet good for decoration your cake or cookies .you can store it for about 2 moths in a container.
For making candied citrus peel, You might use combination of orange, grapefruit, tangerine or lemon peels or just use one of those citrus fruit. It is very easy to make candied citrus peels at home. This is a easy-following recipe to prepare it and just need few ingredients and when you have it, you would know what I am talking about.
- 2 oranges
- 2 limes
- 1 grapefruit
- 350g sugar
- 350ml water
- Cardamom, cinnamon, Star anise
Wash citrus well. cut off tops and bottoms of them. Remove skin( and white part of skin) . Cut peels into narrow stripes. Let the fruit peel stand overnight in the cold water. Next day drain the citrus peel, and rinse it in cold water.
Boil the peels in water in a pot for 5 minutes. Drain the peels in a colander, rinse . Repeat the process for 2 times more. Until bitterness of citrus skin remove.
In a pot with cold water, add sugar and spices. Bring it to a boil. Add citrus peel and over medium to low heat Simmer for about 45 minutes and stirring occasionally. Allow to cook until the peel in tender and the syrup thickness.
Using a colander and drain the syrup from the citrus peel. Toss the cooked citrus peel with sugar to coat.
Let stand until the sugar coating is dry ( 1 day).