I have a cold and so am dosing up on hot lemon and honey drinks and was wondering if there was anything that I could use the lemon skins for.
This morning I was over on the Simple Savings website and found a thread that mentioned Candied Lemon Peel so I am going to give it a go this afternoon.
Well the afternoon is half over and I have made a batch of this. It tastes quite nice but I'm not sure what I will do with it now. Some suggestions were to have it on ice cream or add it to cakes and puddings but as I don't have any ice cream here and I don't bake I will need to find other uses. Or I could just eat it plain, it is nice enough for that.
It wasn't hard to do, a bit fiddly but as I was inside watching a movie and had the fire going anyway it was no drama.
1 cup of lemon peel, cut into strips
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of water
The recipe said to boil the peel a few times in fresh water and I think this was to remove any bitterness from the peel.
I put the sugar in the water and brought it to the boil and then added the peel.
I let it simmer until there wasn't much liquid left and then took it off the fire.
I will dry some overnight on a cake rack and put the rest in a jar in the fridge.
The recipe says to store in airtight container. If done *properly* it should last a few months.
I have just had a thought and now wonder what the peel would taste like if simmered in honey. I will report back if I get around to trying that.