Jac o' lyn Murphy: Candied Meyer Lemon Twists

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Candied Meyer Lemon Twists

Not only did we start off the new year with a gaggle of grapefruit, 
our Meyer lemon tree is bursting at the seams.
There are only so many glasses of lemonade I can drink so I whipped up a batch of 
candied lemon twists.
Candied Meyer Lemon Twists | www.jacolynmurphy.com

The perfect garnish for tea, sparkling water or cocktails 
and what a fun handmade gift!
Easy DIY for Candied Meyer Lemon Twists | www.jacolynmurphy.com

To make the twists, 
I scrubbed a few lemons...
Candied Meyer Lemon Twists | www.jacolynmurphy.com

cut off the ends...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

sliced down the middle...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

cut around the circumference of the inside flesh, 
trying to cut away as much of the pith as possible...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

make a slice so you have one long piece of peel...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

then roll...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

and cut thin strips
(I use a serrated bread knife for this)
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

To candy the peels I use 

After they have cooked in the sugar water, 
I take them out to cool slightly then twist the lemon around straws,
 so as they dry, they are molded into spirals...
How to make a lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

dust with superfine sugar and let set for a few hours...
How to make a candied lemon twist | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Candied lemon twists - perfect garnish for tea, cocktails or sparkling water and makes a great gift! | www.jacolynmurphy.com

They will keep for a few weeks in an airtight container, 
if they last that long.
Candied lemon twists - perfect garnish for tea, cocktails or sparkling water and makes a great gift! | www.jacolynmurphy.com

I put mine in little glass jars...
Candied lemon twists - perfect garnish for tea, cocktails or sparkling water and makes a great gift! | www.jacolynmurphy.com

and delivered with tea for the perfect winter gift!
Candied lemon twists - perfect garnish for tea, cocktails or sparkling water and makes a great gift! | www.jacolynmurphy.com

So get twisted this year, 
and if you live in my neighborhood, come pick some lemons off my tree!
Candied lemon twists - perfect garnish for tea, cocktails or sparkling water and makes a great gift! | www.jacolynmurphy.com





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1 comment:

  1. thanks for the great pics and idea!

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