Ingredients for Making Candied Carrot Candies
- Fresh carrot 500 grams
- Sugar 250 grams
- How much sugar is needed
- Citric acid 1 pinch
- Main Ingredients Carrot
Saucepan, lid, colander, slotted spoon, peeling knife, kitchen knife, cutting board, baking tray, parchment, deep plate.
Cooking candied carrots:
Step 1: prepare the carrots.
Rinse the carrots and peel them thoroughly. After washing and cleaning, cut the vegetables into pieces, the shape of which is completely irrelevant in this case, so you can choose cubes, straws, circles or medium-sized cubes.
Put the peeled, washed and chopped carrots in a deep pan, pour boiling water over boiling water and put on a fire to cook for 2-3 minutes. Then shift the slices of carrots into a colander, catching them with a slotted spoon, so as not to pour the broth. The colander, along with all its contents, is doused with ice water and left in the sink for a while, so that the glass is excess liquid.
Step 2: boil the syrup.
Drain most of the broth, leaving in a saucepan, approximately 0.5 cup. Pour sugar in the same place and add citric acid. Return the pan to the fire and cook the syrup.
Step 3: Cook the carrots in syrup.
When the syrup is ready, leave it to boil in a saucepan and pour in the same pieces of carrot. Then turn down the heat and, stirring all the time, cook 15-20 minutes. At first it will seem to you that it is very thick, but then the carrot will give out more juice and everything will become as it should. As soon as enough cooking time has passed, remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid so that no dirt gets there, and leave to insist for 7-10 hours. Then boil the contents of the pan again and cook again 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process of boiling and insisting carrots in syrup for more 1-2 timesuntil the slices become transparent and the liquid thickens. Then discard the boiled carrots in a colander and wait for the excess syrup to drain.
Step 4: dry the carrots.
In order to finally cook candied fruits, they need to be dried. Therefore, put the carrot slices on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, sprinkle them with a lot of powdered sugar and put in a preheated 80-90 degrees oven on 30 minutes. Then turn off the heat and keep the carrots inside the oven until it cools completely.
Or you can simply lay out slices of carrots on parchment and place them near the battery, where they will dry in one night and turn into candied fruits.
Step 5: serve candied carrots.
Candied carrots are very well stored in a dry place and inaccessible to the sun for several weeks, for this it is enough to hide them in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Serve candied carrots for tea or prepare desserts with them, as well as various pastries, because these chewing goodies will always be welcome everywhere.
Enjoy your meal!
- You can also roll ready-made candied carrots in ordinary sugar or brown.
- To make candied carrots in the form of a spiral, cut the vegetables into thin plates, then cook according to the recipe, and while drying, until the carrots have fully hardened, curl the plates by wrapping them around a wooden stick.
- To make candied fruits really tasty and sweet, use fresh and juicy carrots, old and laid down here are completely inappropriate.
- Try the same candied orange peel, candied pumpkin, candied watermelon peel and candied melon.