Prep 30 mins
Cook 72 hrs
I have a recipe in my cookbook for homemade angelica liqueur but you need crystallised angelica which can be hard to find. If you have your own plant, you can make your own.
- Choose stalks that are young and tender.
- Cut the stalks into into 3-4 inch lengths, put them into a pan, cover with water and bring to a boil.
- Drain and scrape away tough skin and fibrous threads with a potato peeler.
- Return the angelica to the pan, pour on fresh boiling water and cook until green and tender (about 5 minutes or less).
- Drain the stalks and dry them.
- Put them into a bowl and sprinkle granulated sugar between layers.
- Cover and leave for 2 to 3 days.
- Slide contents of the bowl into a heavy-based pan. Bring very slowly to the boil and simmer until the angelica is tender and looks clear.
- Drain, then roll or toss the shoots on greaseproof paper with sugar.
- Then dry off the angelica in the oven, using the lowest temperature about 3 hours.
- Wrap and store after cooling completely.