Candied fruit for a christmas cake
I'm getting ready to make my christmas cakes (dont flame me, I know americans feel quite strongly about this!!)
Anyone know a good place to get candied peel? I know the british stores have some small containers for extortionate prices, but maybe there is somewhere else I dont know about? Please no nasty green cherries, ick!
Windmill Farms in Del Cerro has a decent selection of dried fruit (some of it candied), I don't know, tho',that I've seen candied peels there.
I usually order most of my dried fruit from Kalustyan in NYC. They ship and the quality is good. Here's the link - http://www.kalustyans.com/default.asp - I seem to recall that it takes about 3-days to get the product as it's been ordered
I think I got something at TipTop (or the place next to it) the last time I made a pudding. I also got some stuff (like suet) at the british stores so I can't remember all of what came from where. Darn my hard-sauce-fogged memory.
Thanks for the suggestions, it turns out that my favourite local market, Balboa International Market has them, a big container for $5. Need chopping up but they will be great!
I also got some free bread, I guess they are trying to start selling more bread, it kind of looked like a nan, but less greasy with sesame seeds on top. It takes me back to our days of ordering a giant 'table nan' when I grew up in the UK and went for Baltis!