Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clements...

Having finally settled on a three tier, rich, moist and booze laden fruit cake for our wedding, I donned my pinny once more and set about making a big batch of candied peel on Sunday afternoon. This is a regular occurrence in my kitchen - I just think that the flavour of home made candied peel is on a whole other level to what you can buy in the shops plus (and this is something that I find myself saying a lot) when you make it yourself you can control exactly what you put in and use the very best of the best ingredients! In this case, delicious organic citrus fruit from Riverford - picked at the very peak of the season and delivered straight to our doorstep. This time round as I was slicing up the pink grapefruit, oranges and lemons it suddenly struck me, these are exactly the colours we have in mind for our wedding! Seeing how well they work together - how bright, and fun and fresh, just made me so full of excitement!

 P.S You can find the recipe plus my own step by step photos for making candied peel here.

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