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I hope you enjoy these recipes which are a mixture of my own efforts, both conventional and for my Thermomix and those I have found elsewhere and found good.
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Monday, 10 August 2015
And on the same theme, another drink recipe that I have used many times. It lasts longer than ten days.
3 lemons (or use other
citrus – grapefruit, orange, etc - a mix of orange and lemon is great!)
1 kg sugar (you can use less but it doesn't keep as long)
50 g citric acid
1.5 litres water
Place the sugar, acid,
and the lemon juice, pith, pips and thinly removed peel in a large bowl. Bring
the water to the boil (in a kettle is easiest), and pour over the other
ingredients. Stir until dissolved. When cool enough, place in bottles and keep
in the refrigerator until used.
Dilute to taste. This
amount fits very comfortably into a 4-pint plastic milk bottle from the
I find it keeps a
great deal better if you strain it before bottling, as it is the lemon peel
that is apt to go mouldy first! But it doesn't last much more than 3 weeks, so
give it a 3-week "use-by" date.
Edited to add that it is partucularly nice if you dilute it with chilled sparkling water.