what to make with a glut of lemons?

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what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gavilan » Sat Apr 27, 2024 3:17 pm

the orange, mandarin and grapefruit trees have been a disater cos of the drought ... but the lemon tree has excelled itself ... so ...I have made lemon drizzle cake, lemon cheesecake, lemon curd, lemonade, lemon sorbet ... I know I can go on the internet to find more ideas/recipes ... but thought to come to A.com members for their thoughts ...

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby El Cid » Sat Apr 27, 2024 3:22 pm

You have covered most of the things you can make but lemon marmalade is a good option that keeps indefinitely. Zest the peel and freeze it, I have done this with a surfeit of limes. If you have the freezer space freeze the juice.

Giving them to your friends and neighbours is the Spanish approach to spare fruit.

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gavilan » Sat Apr 27, 2024 4:19 pm

lovely idea El Cid ... hadnt thought of lemon marmalade ... and like you say, it will keep for ages ... many thanks for that idea ...

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gerryh » Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:50 pm

How about limoncello?
That's what we use our lemons for.
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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gavilan » Sat Apr 27, 2024 6:20 pm

another good idea from gerryh I hadnt thought of ... many thanks for that ..

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby olive » Sat Apr 27, 2024 7:45 pm

We have two lemon trees and two orange trees. Both give us a huge harvest. Oranges are easy . Drinks and eating mid morning walk. The lemons are much more difficult. We give them away by the shopping bag. One year we went to the UK about now and filled the redundant spare wheel well and more. They were easy to dispose of when similar lemons ( not eco) were selling for 50p each.

As Sid says give them away but if to Spanish folk expect “ more” in return. We came home and found a sack hanging from the horse hitch - a live rabbit for eating inside.

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby Enrique » Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:03 pm

Hi gavilan,

My favourite ..........Lemon Posset

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gavilan » Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:15 am

Enrique ... fanatastic ... tvm ...

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby olive » Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:27 pm

You could also just freeze the juice in ice cube trays

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby Trooperman » Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:55 am

|There is always "preserved lemons".....takes a lot of salt and lemon juice.....but my kitchen repetoire limits their use to Moroccan/Arab dishes
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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby gavilan » Mon Apr 29, 2024 9:17 am

many thanks to olive and Trooperman for good suggestions ... tvm

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Re: what to make with a glut of lemons?

Postby Manchesteral » Fri May 24, 2024 8:09 pm

gavilan wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2024 3:17 pm the orange, mandarin and grapefruit trees have been a disater cos of the drought ... but the lemon tree has excelled itself ... so ...I have made lemon drizzle cake, lemon cheesecake, lemon curd, lemonade, lemon sorbet ... I know I can go on the internet to find more ideas/recipes ... but thought to come to A.com members for their thoughts ...

Get down to the supermarket and buy a couple of gallons of Larios, problem solved, but seriously, what about Limoncello. there are recipes all over the internet and it's not difficult to make, all you need is lemons water, sugar and vodka!


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