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Old 11-28-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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ISO help/info on an ingredient unfamiliar to me

I have a recipe I'd like to try this holiday season and it calls for glaceed angelica. I've Googled it and have a slight idea about what it is. However, I would prefer the expert opinions of the members here who might have more experience with it.

Firstly, it is not readily available in my region and I am wondering, too, if I can simply eliminate it or sub something else. The recipe I'm looking at is for what appears to be a traditional fruitcake (no wise cracks here, please) and the quantity of the angelica, relative to the rest of the ingredients is not great.

Please educate me.


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Old 11-28-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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ISO help/info on an ingredient unfamiliar to me

Oh lordy. I grew angelica milleniums ago, and frankly, couldn't detect any difference from regular sweeteners, or sweet fruits.

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Old 11-29-2014, 02:41 AM   #3
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I agree with Dawg, toss in some extra candied peel or citron.

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Old 11-29-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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Yup, make up the amount with extra candied fruit and don't worry about the angelica. It's an attractive plant to grow, though.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:32 AM   #5
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Candied Angelica is usually used here to decorate cakes, Trifles, tarts etc. by, for instance, cutting delicate little strips to resemble 'leaves' each side of a half glace cherry and very pretty it looks too but if you substitute it in your recipe for extra orange or lime or lemon candied fruit you will be just fine. I wouldn't go to to hassle and expense of buying some just for that.
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