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Best source for candied fruit? (for Roscón de Reyes)

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MoGa Nov 20, 2011 04:11 AM

I'll be making (or rather attempting to make) roscón de reyes/broche de rois for 3 Kings Day and want the best candied fruit possible for this project.

Anyone know of a good source? It's not my favourite kind of sweet/preserve but when it's very well made it is quite edible, when it isn't it's just disgusting.

I'm looking for a range of preserved fruit to mimic jewels on a crown.

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    J Sheridan RE: MoGa Nov 25, 2011 03:24 AM

    For really good candied fruit, which will be expensive, you may need to go to Fortnums or Selfridges.

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      MoGa RE: J Sheridan Nov 25, 2011 05:09 AM

      Thanks, I knew about Fortnum & Masons but price there is no guarantee of quality (a good example is their insipid but wildly expensive green tea).
      With all the possible sources of candid fruit in the UK I was hoping someone, anyone, would have a first hand recommendation for some genuinely delicious examples.

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      Harters RE: MoGa Nov 25, 2011 05:48 AM

      My partner is the baker of the relationship and swears by the glace fruit products of:

      www.countryproducts.co.uk

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        MoGa RE: Harters Nov 29, 2011 01:53 AM

        Thank you!
        The French fruits look very much like the range from Les Fleurons d'Apt from Kerry Aptunion
        http://www.lesfleurons-apt.com/spip.p... (link includes a delightful video on provenance
        )I was wondering if there was a UK source for these.

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