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

Raphaella DiContini raphaellad at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 13 12:43:57 PST 2009

Yes, sorry about that. It should read 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar for every 1 cup of boiled peels. I will definately try to remember that for the future. :) 

In joyous & humble service, 

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, lilinah at earthlink.net <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:

> From: lilinah at earthlink.net <lilinah at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Candied fruits--oranges and lemons
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:32 PM
> 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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