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Limoncello is an Italian alcoholic drink made from the peels or zest of unwaxed lemons, which are steeped in a neutral alcohol, until the essential oils from the lemons is released.  The alcohol is then mixed with a simple syrup.  It is usually served as an apéritif or  after-dinner drink, as it is considered a digestif drink.

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Today we had two reasons to celebrate.   It’s my son’s birthday but it was also his graduation from the University.   Although the lemon cake was made for my husband ten days ago, I didn’t have the time to prepare the post for the new cake, which is a Vanilla and Chocolate Cake, so here is …

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Lemon curd is a dessert spread and topping like a velvety custard, usually made with citrus fruit, zest and juice of lemons or even limes, oranges or tangerines, butter, eggs, corn flour (starch) and sugar.  It can be eaten as it is, or served as a spread on bread or biscuits or as a filling for pies, tarts or cakes.

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