Monday, March 15, 2010
I'd heard how it's possible to make your own limoncello, but I assumed it was too hard or time-consuming until I saw a recipe. Three ingredients: lemon zest, sugar and vodka. And it turns out that my little Meyer lemon tree (actually, more like a small scrawny bush) had enough ripe fruit to make two batches. I had no excuse not to try it.
If you don't have a Microplane zester, get one. Zesting the lemons is a breeze with it.
Look at all those bald lemons. :) Now I need to figure out what to do with all that Meyer lemon juice. Anyone have any ideas besides lemon curd?
I got all three ingredients mixed up in a jar (btw, who knew it was so hard to find a large wide-mouth jar?) and placed it in a dark place. Now it's time for some patience because it needs to sit in a dark place for a month.
I can't wait!