Friday, 31 January 2014

Candied Lemon

  My lemon tree in the backyard always give me lots and lots of lemons specially in the spring and summer time, sometime I use them for cooking, or make some dessert but many times I just let them fall under the tree. Today I'll preserve the lemons by making candied lemons so I'll use them for cake decoration or Christmas pudding.

3-4 Lemon, Slice
2 cup Sugar 
2 cup Water
2 tbs Salt + 3 cup water

Bring 3 cups of water and salt to the boil, remove from the heat, add lemon slices and simmer for 2 mins to reduce the bitter taste, drain and set aside.
Combine 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar on medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves  then reduce the heat to low, add lemon slices in and simmer in the syrup for 45 mins, lemon will become translucent.
Take lemons out and drain on the cooling rack until completely dry.
Now Candied lemons are ready to be use as cake decoration or as you decide.