Yeah, I had a real good eating brand of Texas red -- I don't remember what kind it was but it was a real good variety for eating anyway. And deep down in the dusty inner recesses of my brain, I knew that 4 times was not very many, but I had such a good grapefruit, I wasn't listening to myself. I just followed the recipe and it said 4 times. Duh on me. But screwing up is such a good way to never forget how to do it right next time. The recipe should have been as clear as you were about it though.
I always say I've done everything wrong at least once...here's another one to add to my list.
But my little (grapefruit peel) stars are very pretty
anyway. If not a little deadly too.
They'll make a beautiful garnish when I get it right. I take a small star cutter and mash it down in to the peel with a flat spoon, one of those cool Asian spoons. Easy peasy and pretty.
Thank you, Andie! You've helped me immeasurably.