Candied Citrus Peel

Preparation info
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

In the Tudor period these candied fruits or sweetmeats were known as ‘wet suckets’ because they were kept in syrup. They were an important addition to the banqueting courses and displayed to show off their beautiful colours.

Before these sweetmeats were made in England, they were imported from the Mediterranean; however, by the Tudor period they were made in England with imported fruits. By the eighteenth century candied fruits were available to buy from professional confectioners.<