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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons....

After a wonderful sunny weekend we are looking forward to another glorious week! The road works are no longer here causing mayhem, the sun is shining - life is pretty good in Farnham. 

We are always trying new things here at the cake house; recently we have perfected our Home-made Lemonade recipe to something of an art.. you wont taste lemonade like it anywhere else. 

Home-made Lemonade is a perfect British Summertime drink to enjoy with a BBQ or take on a picnic so we would love to share our extremely simple, easy and effective recipe with you so you can try yourselves at home and enjoy a glass in the sunshine this week! 

Vintage Lemonade 

  • Ingredients 
  • 6 (unwaxed) Lemons 
  • 150g caster sugar 
  • 150 ml boiled water 
  • Crushed ice 
  • 1 cup of cold water 


Grate 6 lemons into a bowl put to one side
Slice your grated lemons in half and place in a microwave proof bowl 
Place in the microwave for about 1 minute - this will make ALL the juice come out in one squeeze. (Dont worry about pips etc going into the bowl you will sieve later) 
Once all the juice is squeezed over the grated zest, mix together and leave to one side while you make the sugar syrup

Pour 150ml boiled water over 150g caster sugar - mix until all sugar is dissolved
Pour your sugar syrup over your lemon juice and mix together - test the taste & add more sugar to sweeten
Once mixed - using a sieve pour mixture into a jug discarding all the zest/pips
Place jug in the freezer for 45mins 
While your mixture is cooling place a tray of ice into a blender and whizz until you have a nice amount of crushed ice.
Once your mix is cooled you can dilute with a cup of cold water
Pour over crushed ice and enjoy on a hot summers day! 

Handy Tip
The trick to a good lemonade is to get the sugar/lemon ratio just right - you don't want it sickly sweet nor do you want it too sour! Make sure you taste as you go and also that all your sugar is dissolved before adding to the lemon juice. You can always add a little bit of sparkling water to give it a little fizz... or a drop of gin if you're feeling cheeky ;) 


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