In this connection, also, I should like to direct the attention of our rural women to the art of preserving and candying fruit.
The art or business of the confectioner or sugar-baker; the candying of sugar.
To candy it, do not add the syrup, but observe the directions given for candying fruit; some may be done each way.
Select firm-textured fruit and boil until tender in water before placing in the syrup; then proceed as in candying the cherries.
late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").