Right before Valentines she posted another beautiful picture of one of her rainy day ideas - candied grapefruit peels and I was fascinated. I'd never heard of it before and knew I had to try it!!
I bought 2 grapefruits, sugar, and some dark chocolate chips.
After some Googling (sorry Bill) I found this recipe and went to town!
Basically you first carefully remove the peels from the grapefruit leaving on as much of the pith (or white part) as you can. (Quartering them is easiest.) Then you slice the peels into thick strips.
Then you will return to the pan and add water again and this time about 2 cups of sugar. Place over low heat and let it simmer for about 2 hrs.
Then dip and let dry on some wax paper!
I got carried away and started dipping everything in the house I could find. It was delicious!
And the candied grapefruit was the biggest hit!
I cannot wait to make them again! They were tart and tasted like grapefruit, but jelly and a good mix with the chocolate. And I loved using the rinds that normally get thrown away!