This section is from the book "The International Cook Book", by Alexander Filippini. Also available from Amazon: The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete menus of the three meals for every day.
Procure twenty-four sound, good-sized, very fresh lemons, cut in halves and scoop out interiors, keeping nothing but the perfect rinds. Place in cold water for two days, drain on a sieve, plunge in boiling water for five minutes and drain well again, place in a coppper basin with three pounds granulated sugar, two quarts cold water, lightly mix and let come to a brisk boil. Shift pan to corner of range, let slowly simmer for two hours, remove, let slightly cool off. Transfer into a stone jar, tightly cork, place in a closet and use as desired.
Candied orange peels are prepared in exactly same way as lemon peels (No. 3222).