Saturday, January 8, 2011

Candied Grapefruit Rind

It was snowing, so I took after this post and made candied citrus rinds! Grapefruit, from some delicious Texas grapefruits, yum. I would recommend that one boil the rinds a fifth time, as the four that were recommended still left them a bit bitter...

So, to do this yourself:
Halve and scoop the flesh from a few grapefruits (and eat it!)
Put them in a pot, cover with cold water, bring to a boil, and pour off the water.
Repeat 4 times.
Let rinds cool slightly and slice them prettily.
Using enough water to cover the slices in the pot, make a 2:1 simple syrup (that's twice as much sugar as water, by volume).
Boil the slices in the syrup for 20 minutes,
then strain them out and let cool on a rack until tacky (4+ hours). Save the syrup for...I'm not sure what yet. Grapefruit mojitos?
Meanwhile, make a bit of superfine sugar (sugar+food processer=superfine sugar).
Dredge slices in superfine sugar,
let dry for 12+ hours, then put in airtight jars.

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