Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What happened to the grapefruit peel

So I left you with the grapefruit peel. I couldn't let it go to waste.

So I cut it into thin slivers and boiled it to get rid of some of the bitterness.

They suggest doing this about 3 times but, I did it once. I had peeled the grapefruit with a potato peeler and had little to no pith (the white stuff) so I wasn't too concerned about bitterness. I used THIS recipe but cut it in half.

Then in for a boiling of sugar water and..............
a roll in the confectioners sugar. I can't tell you how great this was I mean really, we almost ate the whole batch. Fortunately I was able to tuck some in the fridge to use in some desserts I was making.

First I made Whoopee pies and crumbled some into the filling.Chocolate and candied citrus,pretty tasty treat,and in the Whoopee pies? Talk about kicking it up a notch.

Then time was starting to be a problem,so, I pulled out the ever reliable puff pastry and using THIS recipe. I know! It says strawberry turnover,but, really the turnover will never know also replaced cinnamon with a few slivered mint leaves, and for the final touch crumbled candied citrus in the cream cheese filling.

Huge triangles of cream cheese, raspberry goodness, a hint of mint, and those taste exciting citrus peels sprinkled throughout the berries. That's what I love about summer it truly stirs all the senses of a foodie. Wait till you see what's up next............................said the hobbit


Andrea said...

Oh my, that looks so yummy!

The Hobbit said...

Wish you could taste it Andrea!!!!!

Connie said...

This is a lot of work. You are amazing. Sounds beyond delicious.