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I don't want to put candied peel in my christmas cake

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monkeywithacowface Mon 23-Oct-17 13:36:34

So should I put some grated lemon/orange zest instead? If so what sort of quantity?

I hate the texture of candied peel but think it will be lacking something if I don't add something citrus. Am using delia's recipe.

sjd84 Mon 23-Oct-17 15:20:06

I've made this one before, which you can chose what you use, and adds in Orange, lemon and Clementine zest. It is yummy!

DonkeyOaty Mon 23-Oct-17 15:26:18

Replace with dried cranberries and or apricots (cut small)? The cranberries especially add a touch of sour that should make up for the peels.

monkeywithacowface Mon 23-Oct-17 15:32:55

Thanks guys. I like the idea of cranberries!

4forksake Mon 23-Oct-17 16:08:04

Candied peel is the work of the devil so I just add extra cherries, have tried cranberries but not so keen. I do also add orange & lemon zest. I also make my own mincemeat due to the repulsiveness of the damned stuff & it being in all shop bought mincemeat envy

monkeywithacowface Mon 23-Oct-17 21:42:38

It is indeed the work of the devil. Who the heck wants tangy grit pieces in their cake?

ComeTheFuck0nBridget Mon 23-Oct-17 21:46:28

I have found my people. Who TF likes candied peel?? It's like a practical joke.

Snailo Mon 23-Oct-17 22:10:43

I like it but my mum doesn't, so I puree mine to a paste (in the food processor) and chuck it in. I did get that idea from somewhere - Jo Wheatley maybe?

ladymariner Tue 24-Oct-17 00:37:01

I always use Delia's recipe, and I can't stand candied peel so I just leave it out and add extra cherries. I use grated orange and lemon peel in them, and my cakes have always turned out lovely. (hope I haven't jinxed them, the fruit is soaking in sherry as we speak, ready to make them tomorrow!)

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