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Candied cider

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Yippee

Candied cider

I saw it in a panettone recipe. Does anyone know what it is, how to make it or where to buy it?

Thx,

Yippee

 

Ilya Flyamer's picture
Ilya Flyamer

cEdar, not cIder :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcIaJOKHksA

Looks like same procedure as for orange or lemon peel!

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idaveindy

By the looks of it, cedar = citron.

https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Cedro_Citrons_15402.php

Or a type of citron called "cedro citron."

Hope this helps.

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mwilson

Citron in English. (Citron - Wikipedia)

Often mistaken for candied lemon but the ‘Classico’ panettone contains, sultanas, candied orange and candied citron.

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idaveindy
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Yippee

Citrons! 

Cost me some $$, and not easy to find -- I better preserve them well. 

Found a relatively easy method to candy them.

I'm almost ready to make Chef Pepe's panettone!  

 

Yippee

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Abe (not verified)

However i've only ever seen the ones that resemble a lemon. One would need a lot as the flesh is thick and there's a low ratio of edible fruit inside but my aunt used to make them into jam. Don't know how these other types compare. 

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Benito

Buddha’s hand citron, no seeds, juice or pulp, it’s all zest and pith, but the pith isn’t bitter, instead it is sweet.

Yippie this is a great find for making your candied fruit for your panettone project.

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Yippee

To have found it -- had to order it from a farm. I've never tasted a Buddha's hand. Do you think it'll taste bitter if I boil/pressure-cook it with sugar without blanching it first?

Yippee

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Benito

I haven’t tasted one before Yippie, you should cut a bit off and taste it and see if you find it bitter.  That will give you a good idea of how it tastes.  I’ll be interested to hear what you think and how you end up candying it.

Benny

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Yippee

😄😄😄

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Benito

How did it taste uncandied Yippie, I’ve read that the pith isn’t bitter, is that true?

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Yippee

But the bitterness is different from "feet" to "feet". One of them is relatively bitter but I'm pretty sure the sugary flavor will cover it.

P.S. I blanched them per Chef John's advice, and they do taste like slightly bitter gummy candies .

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Benito

Wow gorgeous, I bet they taste amazing Yippie.

Benny

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justkeepswimming

I have never seen these before. Really lovely, before and after.