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About Citron

  • It is difficult to find citron in USA grocery stores but is sometimes sold during the holidays to complement fruitcake recipes
  • The Buddha's hand variety of citron is named after it's finger-like shape and is often used in fruit cake
  • Candied citron peel is commonly found in marmalade
  • Citron rind produces oil that is often used in liquor and fragrances
  • The citron rind is the most commonly used part of the fruit
  • Asian cultures use the citron to add fragrance to a room and to wash clothing
  • Citron grows in a variety of shapes but is usually oblong or oval
  • Citron was used to cure people experiencing seasickness
  • Bakers often use candied fruit or lemon peel as a citron substitute
  • A citron is a fruit similar to the lemon with less acid, a thicker rind, and less pulp

Recipes Featuring Citron

  • Citron Cake
    3 cups white sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup sweet milk 8 eggs, egg yolks and egg whites beaten separately 1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract 2 heaping tsps baking powder 4 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cup citron
  • Citron Sauce
    1/2 lemon 2 ounces butter Salt Pepper 1/5 pint water
  • Citron Pound Cake
    2 cups butter 1 pint powdered sugar 1 quart flour 1 tsp salt 8 eggs, egg yolks and egg whites beaten separately 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 lb citron, cut into thin slices and floured
  • Citron Melon
    Melon Sugar Salt Juice of 2 large lemons Lemon rind
  • Citron Cake | 1 lb flour
    1 lb flour 1 lb sugar 3/4 lb butter 12 eggs, separated 2 lbs citron, sliced in long, thin slices 2 lbs coconut, grated 2 lbs almonds 1 tsp mace
  • Preserved Citron
    4 pounds citron 4 pounds sugar 4 cups water
  • Citron Cake | 1 lb flour, sifted
    1 lb flour, sifted 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 cup butter 10 egg whites, beaten to a stiff froth 2 Tbsps rose water Citron, sliced in long, thin slices
  • Citron Pudding
    8 eggs, whites & yolks beaten separately 3/4 lb sugar 1/4 lb butter, melted 2 Tbsps cracker crumbs 4 ounces milk 4 Tbsps wine Nutmeg Citron, sliced 4 Tbsps powdered sugar
  • Citron Puddings
    1/2 pint of cream 1 spoonful of fine flour 2 ounces of sugar Little nutmeg Yolks of 3 eggs 2 ounces of citron
  • Citron Preserves
    Citron Hickory nut
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