Chocolate candied citron

The citron is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind. It is found in Italy and Corsica.

The Ingredients

  • 500g of organic citron
  • 500g of sugar

The Recipe

This recipe should be ideally made over 3 days – although I must admit I did it in one day…

  1. Cut the citrons into quarters then remove the seeds and the pulp to keep only the skin. Cut them into long sticks.
  2. Blanch them for 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. Weigh them, then prepare a syrup with water and the same weight of sugar.
  4. Dip the citrons in the syrup and let them simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the citrons, and let the syrup reduce for another 10 minutes over low heat.
  6. Once the syrup has cooled, place the citrons in overnight.
  7. The next day, cook again for 20 minutes the citrons in the syrup, drain, then repeat the same operation 2 days in a row.
  8. The last time, reduce the syrup as much as possible (without it becoming a caramel!)
  9. Sprinkle the citrons with the remaining syrup and let them dry.
  10. Melt some dark chocolate and dip them in (half or full).

me on the Amalfi Coast with citrons ^ _ ^


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