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Summer Domestic Diva Challenge -- One Down!


Ha! I completed  #4 on my list of seven things to do before the summer ends. 

A jar of lemon peels covered with vodka is now sitting in the cupboard with the glasses. In four to six weeks, it will become lemon extract. I hope, I hope. 

The first thing I plan to make with the stuff is lemon cookies. They were the first—and when I think of it, the only—cookies that the Mama baked when I was a small kid. They were perfectly round, golden, and yummily lemon flavored. I have yet to taste a lemon cookie that rivals my memory of the Mama's cookies. 

If you're curious, this was my recipe, which I adapted from Mommypotamus's.
  1. Zested 9 medium lemons. Don't get any of the white peel. 
  2. Place lemon strips in a jar and cover with about 1.5 cup of vodka. 
  3. Shake well, then put in a cupboard.
The rest of the instructions are from Mommypotamus:
  1. Shake the mixture every day for a week.  
  2. Shake every so often for 4 to 6 weeks, which I shall translate as once every 3 or 4 days. 
  3. Strain the lemon peels and pour lemon extract into clean jars. 
  4. Store in cabinet or refrigerator.

What will I do with those lemons I zested? (The zester is a very cool tool by the way.) Make lemonade!

Comments

  1. This sounds like a good recipe for the extract just as long as someone doesn't make some nice drink with it:)

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  2. Hahah. When I shook the jar this evening, I thought about tasting it. Be potent and bitter. I wonder what I could mellow it out with, if I were to drink it.

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  3. I imagine honey would sweeten it ! Or maybe a sweet soft fruit like strawberry or mango.
    Voila !.. your very own Vodka liqueur....slam it in the blender ,strain it then bottle it.

    Pip Pip... Di xx

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    1. I plan on making limoncello later, but you and Birgit are inspiring me to give other fruits a try, too. If they work, Christmas presents done.

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