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I have a recipe for mini lemon-poppy seed bread that calls for purchased sweetened dried lemon peel (3 oz). Can I substitute dried lemon peel since I can't locate the sweetened? The recipe is for Mini Lemon-Poppy Seed Loaves from Cuisine at Home magazine. The 3 oz. (1/2 cup) lemon peel is mixed in with the flour mixture.

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    Please provide the recipe for context....if they really mean candied lemon peel, that would not be a great substitution.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Oct 27, 2013 at 13:28
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    WOW...Three ounces is A LOT!
    – Jolenealaska
    Oct 27, 2013 at 14:41
  • @Jolenealaska Yes, that is what makes me think the intended ingredient is candied peel.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Oct 27, 2013 at 15:05
  • Even candied that's a lot, unless it's still hydrated.
    – Jolenealaska
    Oct 27, 2013 at 15:12
  • it could be demi-sec to account for the weight, thought I don't know if I've seen demi-sec peels.
    – SourDoh
    Oct 28, 2013 at 21:10

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We made this recipe last night with Watkins Dried Lemon Peel, which we think was unsweetened. The bread did not come out well.

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