A recipe for hot cross buns stated that mixed candied peel was required and I had to make my own as such specialist cake ingredients are not readily available in the supermarkets here besides, everything that is home-made is always more wholesome.
I got the recipe from the internet http://www.cooksunited.co.uk/recipes/647981284669279/Mixed-Candied-Peel.html . 2 lemons, 2 oranges and a grapefruit was required for the recipe and 600g of sugar. The recipe did state that it was time consuming and would take up to three days to prepare. I fast-tracked the recipe and managed to do it all in eight hours. It certainly is time-consuming but also immensely satisfying and the kitchen fills with the heady aroma of citrus fruit.
|Mixed candied peel being placed on a tray with greaseproof paper prior to drying in a cool oven.|
|Orange peel with the white pith removed coming to the boil in a pan of water.|
|Grapefruit peel with the white pith removed coming to the boil in a pan of water.|