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Sunday 5 February 2012

Looking Forward To Those Long Hot Summer Days...

...well, we can live in hope!
A while ago, I wondered aloud - or rather on line - about Limoncello. Julie Newberry heard my plea, and had been kind enough to send me this recipe. Here it is:

You'll need:
5 Unwaxed lemons
1 lire bottle of vodka
1lb 10oz caster sugar
1.5 pints boiling water

Use a potato peeler to thinly peel the lemons, trying not to include any pith. Put all the zest in a large jar and pour over the vodka, covering with a tightly done up lid. Now for the waiting game. You must put it in the fridge for a week, shaking the jar every day. After the week is over, put the sugar into a heatproof pan or bowl and pour over the boiling water, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Now add all the vodka & zest to the sugar water, stir in and when cool pour it into the jar again. Do up the lid. Now more waiting. Put it in the fridge for a further week, shaking it every day. After the week is up, strain the liquid into bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each.
When completed, it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 months.

I'm currently trying this out, and wonder if it would work with orange or lime zest? I'll let you know how I get on!

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