I recently checked out "Vegan Soul Kitchen" from my local library & noticed that it had a recipe for candied orange peel in there, but the recipe said you could substitute any citrus fruit. The reason I wanted to make lemon peel, specifically, is for this week's Game of Thrones treat...I'll make a post for that in the next few days!
Here's my adaptation on Bryant Terry's recipe:
Candied Lemon Peel
- 6 organic lemons, washed
- 1 3/4 cups organic sugar, divided
Grab that saucepan again, but this time you'll add a cup of water, along with 3/4 cup sugar. Bring it to a boil, add the peels, & simmer for about an hour, or until most of the sugar syrup has been absorbed.
Drain the candied peels in a fine sieve, then roll them in the remaining 1 cup of sugar. This part is kind of time consuming, but you can meditate or something while you work.***
***I recommend using the rad dredging technique where you use one hand for the wet & one hand for the dry, similar to when you bread stuff. I used my right hand to pull out a gooey, drained strip & threw it into the sugar, then used my left to sprinkle sugar over the top, then tossed it around a little, before putting it on a rack to dry overnight. Repeat this a million or so times, until you've rolled all your fancy strips. They're so glittery!