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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Turkish Lemonade

(Limonata)

Turkish Lemonade
Zest of 3 lemons
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup boiling water
Juice of 3 lemons

Place the lemon zest and sugar in a glass bowl. Pour the boiling water over them, stir. Put it aside to become tepid. Leave it in the refrigerator until it is cold. Add the lemon juice. Place a strainer with a paper towel or fine muslin or filter.

Serve the Turkish Lemonade while it is still cold on hot summer days:)

*When you buy a lemon choose thin-skin ones. To make the lemon more juicy, press and roll over on the counter with your palm before cutting.

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4 Comments:

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an American cookbook with a lemonade recipe where the lemons are juiced and the rinds are cooked in sugar syrup for a bit. The juice and the lemon syrup are then mixed. It is, indeed, wonderful lemonade.

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what should I do with the zest of a lemon? should I grate it? or use the whole? thank you for a recipe I always made only with the lemon juice:)...I will definately try with the zest.greetings

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
You should grate the lemon rind to make lemon zest. The zest of lemon gives very nice colour and real lemon flavor:)

 
At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best lemonade i've ever had!

 

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