Home-made Lemonade anyone? A glass of refreshing, thirst quenching, delightful, icy-cool lemony-fragrant glass of Home-made Lemonade! Usually when I made lemonade, I would just simply squeeze out the juice from a couple of lemons, add honey, and top with lots of ice. But for this recipe, you've got to prepare it a day earlier. The lemons are zested and juiced. Next mix in some sugar and hot boiling water. Keep covered overnight in a cool place. The next day, strain, chilled and enjoy with lots of ice.
There are a few variations to this lovely drink. Some soda water may be added if you want to, but my kids prefer to add on some honey, as these are really tangy!
Lemons, such a wonderful citrus! Lovely scent of lemony citrus lingers in the kitchen, a natural air-freshener!
Soooo refreshingly good! Go and make some today!
This post is linked to Cook Like A Star, where this month's featured chef is Delia Smith, an event organised by my baking buddy, Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids together with co-hosts, Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Mich from Piece of Cake.
I'm sharing this too with :
See Ya In The Gumbo hosted by Ms. enPlace
Recipe Box hosted by Bizzy Bakes
(source from : deliasmith.com)
6 large lemons
about 150gm granulated sugar
some honey to taste (my addition)
First scrub the lemons in warm water, then thinly pare the coloured outer zest from 3 of them using a potato peeler or zester. After that any white pith will need to be pared from the strips of zest with a sharp knife - this is important to prevent the lemonade tasting bitter. Now put the zest in a large bowl and add the squeezed juice of all the lemons (don't bother to strain the juice at this stage) and the sugar.
Next pour in 2-1/2 pints (1.4 litres) of boiling water, then stir well, cover and leave overnight in a cool place. Next day stir again and taste to check the sweetness, adding a little more sugar if it needs it. Now strain through a fairly coarse sieve, as it's nice of some of the lemon remains. Pour it into bottles, using sterilized corks, then chill thoroughly.
Serve the lemonade either straight or diluted with soda water, with lots of ice.
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