When God gives you lemons, make lemonade. Two things. Firstly everyone who blogs up a lemonade recipe starts with this proverb and secondly there is no God. There is however a Waitrose, which is where we got our unwaxed fruit. So more accurately, when you go to Waitrose to buy lemons to make lemonade, make lemonade.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: nun
Skill level: easy
Serves: how much lemonade do you want and are you adding booze to it?
- 4 unwaxed lemons
- caster sugar – 175g
- chilled filtered tap water – 1 litre
Take four unwaxed lemons and cut each into eight pieces. Put in blender along with some ice cubes, half the sugar and half the water. Zap until you have a thick pulp. Strain through a sieve into a large jug.
Return the pulp to the blender and add the remaining water, sugar and ice. Zap again until you are happy it can be blended no more and sieve into same jug/serving receptacle.
Verdict: In the highly subjective area of sweetness and sourness this ratio of lemons to sugar is bang on, you get a great sour hit with enough sweetness but not so much that you feel like you’re having a liquid pudding. Other interesting ways to use your lemons are these Cheesy Lemons with Basil Oil or this Lemon Thyme Cake.
Food: Kippers for him, a strange melange of edamame beans and miso soup with noodles and wakame seaweed for her.
Entertainment: Owing to Andy Murray apparently being more important than food, the Supersizers was postponed this week so we took the spectacularly wrong decision to watch Mission Impossible II on ITV 612. Truly a rubbish film and that combined with the interminable cloying adverts for washing liquid involving hideous wispy vocals and uber-twee wafty French bird, we had to bail half way before our ire was over-roused.