How to make candied Orange & Lemon Peels
All of us use lemon in our cooking on a regular basis. If you’re someone who likes marmalades and that tangy-bitter flavour of a lemon and have some lemons or some oranges lying around, don’t throw away the peels, you could make some candied citrus peels. With the holiday season coming up, you can use these in the yummy Christmas cake you’re planning to bake or even in some savoury muffins.
Candied peels not only bring out the boozy flavour in the timeless Christmas cake, but also add to the essence and are quite a hit with every age group. You can also add candied peels to minced pies and other savoury dishes to enhance their flavour. Add them to your favourite cookie dough and you have a brand new favourite cookie now with chewy bits that the kids will love biting into! You can use them as garnish for cakes and pies as well. Try dipping them in chocolate for a fondue-like holiday treat.
Candied peels also store quite well, so you can make them in bulk and use it as and when needed. You can even give away candied orange peels or citrus peels as an edible gift. You will have the only other ingredient needed for this anyway – you guessed it right – sugar.