[Sca-cooks] Candied fruits--oranges and lemons

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 13 12:32:24 PST 2009

Hi, Raphaella:

You wrote:
>I chose to use a candying method similar to that which Master 
>Eduardo uses for his candied orange peels. The oranges are peels are 
>boiled in water three times, approx. 20 minutes each, replacing the 
>water each time (and reserving the water from the first two boilings 
>for orangewater to wash the hands with). The peels are then boiled 
>in simple syrup starting with ? cup water, ? cup sugar, for every 1 
>cup boiled peels. After letting them dry in a dehydrator that is 
>turned off (so it's not exposed to the air, but I found actually 
>using the heat dries it too much), you can roll them in more sugar 
>to coat the remaining stickiness and give them a nice sparkle.

Note that i've removed some of the "?" where they were clearly a 
special character meaning "no breaking space" and where they were 
"curly" apostrophes.

But it still looks like you've got a secret recipe :-) Special 
characters don't make it through e-mail. So what really was in those 
question marks?

I've found with Word, at least, to override that MicroSoft automatic 
feature, that if i write 1/2, it gets replaced with a single special 
character, then if i re-type it, "1/2" actually stays in place.

Another way is to use decimals - so 1/2 = .5 or 0.5
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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