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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How To Make Fresh Candied Lemon Peel


Start with fresh Meyer lemons, slice into quarters and peel the flesh away.

Using a sharp edged spoon (here I used a metal measuring spoon) remove the inner membrane.



Slice lemon peel into thin, long Julienne strips.





Place in a sauce pan of boiling water and allow to boil for 30 seconds. Drain and repeat (only twice to preserve the lemon flavor). Boiling helps kill a lot of the bitter taste.





Next measure 3 cups water and 3 cups sugar. Add peel, cover and let come to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the peels are translucent in appearance.







Spread peels out on baking paper to cool for about 20 minutes.


 


Measure 1 cup sugar in a bowl and lightly toss cooled lemon peels to coat.




Spread out a second piece of parchment paper and allow to set (should harden a little). Then use to top cakes, cupcakes, chocolate or just enjoy as a sweet snack ! You can also dip these in white or dark chocolate (without the sugar) and they make nice little gifts, Enjoy!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monopoly City Cake

Monopoly City. Marble cake with vanilla butter cream filling. Decor homemade MMF airbrushed, tokens are white chocolate. This cake was created to raise money for St. Mary's who is having a dessert auction.