Author Ashley Ludwig's Recession Home

From sweet to romantic suspense, join me as I craft my happily ever after…

Lemons to Lemonade — Martha’s candied lemon zest

What to do with all the lemons from the giving tree today?

I juiced over 2 cups of lemon juice, and my hands are so soft I feel like it had a visit with Madge the manicurist!

20130707-110319.jpg

Now, what to do with all the leftover lemon rinds…

20130707-110549.jpg
Searching, I found Martha Stewart’s recipe for candied citrus peels and we’re starting there.

I only have lemons.

20130707-110656.jpg
Lots and lots of lemons.

Unfortunately I juiced them first, making them tougher to zest. Next time, zest first!

20130707-110735.jpg
Then, brought the water and zest to a boil….

20130707-110828.jpg
Look at that reserved water! I think I’ll use it to make lemon cleanser… That’s too delicious looking to throw away.

20130707-110940.jpg
This kitchen smells like lemon heaven…

Drying on an improvised rack… I’m wondering about the need for 15 min of drying time when these babies are just going back in a boiling, sugary bath… But I trust Martha…

20130707-111020.jpg

Now for the syrup…

20130707-111116.jpg

Now… Brined dried peel and syrup to boil for 8-ish minutes…

20130707-111824.jpg

All that sugary, lemony liquid? I wonder if the humming birds will like it?

Now… To reserve the sugar soaked candy peel…

20130707-112357.jpg

Spread out over a parchment with drain holes…

20130707-112822.jpg

Look how translucent and gorgeous!!!

Now for sugar sprinkles…

20130707-113205.jpg

Now… Wait for it to cool and crystallize… Lemon cranberry scones this afternoon!!!

Advertisements

One comment on “Lemons to Lemonade — Martha’s candied lemon zest

  1. Pingback: Lemons-HomeGrown | WoollyMuses

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Grapevine Media…

%d bloggers like this: