Starr (cowprintavenger) wrote in bakery,

Leftover peel from marmalade - what to do with it?

I've just made some marmalade (a LOT of marmalade, as it happens. I was a bit overenthusiastic and had to keep splitting it into extra pans then had to go round all of my friends begging for old jars, so now I have enough marmalade to keep me for the rest of my life, but that's not the point of this story) and I didn't use all of the peel from the fruit that went into it, so I have a few cups of chopped orange, clementine, grapefruit and lemon peel that I don't know what to do with. It seems a shame to waste it, but the only thing I can think of to do with it is freeze it and use it in next year's Christmas cake and I'd rather not have it hanging around in the freezer for nearly a year if I can help it!
Has anyone got any ideas for something I could do with it? It's very soft because it was boiled for several hours but it tastes pretty strong. It's cut into short strips/chunks already. Is there a way I could preserve it by coating it in sugar to keep in the cupboard and use as cake decoration? Or does anyone have any other interesting ideas?
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