Wednesday, July 9

ta dah! leftover lemon kaw-dial

Took all day, but i did it. Somthing so simple with about 3 ingredients becomes a days work with a new baby; feed baby, change baby, play with baby, put baby to bed, squeeze lemons, oh yeah, have some breakfast (oops its lunchtime) have some lunch, change baby, feed baby, play with baby, go to shops, put baby to bed, combine all ingredients ( oh no! i need zest, pick lemons, zest lemons), find bottles, sterilise the damn things ( in my case remove thick layer of dust/strange sticky substance that bottles get when stored in pantry for a long time without use), pour into bottles, feed baby, you get the idea... here's the recipe if you are up for it and have a lot of lemons you need/want to do something with (recipe below is double the original due to lemon problem mentioned in previous post!)

Storable lemon Kaw-dial adapted from Stephanie Alexander
Juice from 40 lemons (1200 ml)
Zest from 10 lemons
4 cups boiling water
Sugar to taste (i used 2.5 kgs)
1/2 cup citric acid
2 tsp tartaric acid

Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar dissolved. Let rest for couple of hours for colour to develop and oils to infuse. Strain through fine seive or cloth and pour into sterilised bottles. Makes a very thick rich syrupy cordial.

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