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Cooking with Gin – An utter failure

Look at how nice these slices are! Oh it all went wrong in the end like a terribly depressing Dostoevsky novel.

Well, friends, I’m sure you all think I’m a kitchen whiz by now. Gin wife, you’ll say, you saw the hundreds of gins floating around the apartment and thought ‘I can cook with this’, you must be some kind of gin wizard!

Er, not quite. Let me tell you a tale of abject failure.

Candied Citrus Rinds with Gin Glaze

These fruits look well peeled. They are lies.

Sounds delicious, yes?

To start with, I didn’t do much research. Thought I knew what I needed to do! Well, turns out, this is what you ought to do:

    Peel citrus fruit after furiously scrubbing the fruit product. Scrap off pith. Cut into fine strips. Boil rinds for an hour, rinse. Throw into pot with sugar/gin mixture and let reach the candy-ing temperature. Cover pot, put on simmer, and let cook down for another hour. The rinds should be deliciously sugared!

I used a thermometer! What happened!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I did:

    Peel citrus fruit. Attempt to scrap off pith. Cursed citrus gods. Cut into an attempt at fine strips.

    Look at how nice these slices are! Oh it all went wrong in the end like a terribly depressing Dostoevsky novel.

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