|Removing the wax; see, http://www.thriftyhousehold.co.uk/2011/09/lemons.html|
Limoncello is very lovely but very expensive. Imagine my joy when I discovered a recipe in the Asda freebie magazine...
Here's what I did;
I put 200 ml water & 500g sugar (they said caster, I had granulated- it still worked) in a pan & stirred over a low heat until all the sugar had dissolved.
Then I added the fine peelings from 6 lemons & brought it all to the boil, reduced heat & simmered for 15 mins. The smell at this stage was incredible!
Next, the juice from the 6 bald lemons was added. The syrup was returned to the boil, then simmered for 5 mins.
I left it to cool for 15 mins then added a litre of vodka & transferred to a jar (well 2 jars but I only photographed one).
I will turn/gently shake the jars every day...According to the recipe it will be ready to sample in 2 weeks time, I shall let you know how it tastes!
I think my present giving this year might be Limoncello based!