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.
1st February today and “Kalo Mina” as we Greeks wish each other at the beginning of each month, which is a wish to have a great month. I have been asked by Sierra Rose to review her cookbook, “Mom’s Favorite Recipes” which is a collection of classic American recipes, like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Southern Style…
If you love the taste of lemon, these Lemon Shortbread Cookies are tart and lemony and melt in your mouth, that you cannot eat just one!
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…
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.
This lemon marmalade is easy to make and turned out so delicious, everyone at home loved it and the recipe is pretty straight forward.
Brandy Sour is a Cypriot cocktail made with Cypriot brandy, homemade lemon squash, carbonated water and angostura. It was first developed at the Forest Park Hotel, in the hill-resort of Plátres, for the young King Farouk of Egypt, who often stayed at the hotel during his frequent visits to the island.
The formula to make an Orange or other Citrus liqueur, such as lemons, bergamot, mandarin, bitter oranges, pomelo, etc is very simple. You take the peel or zest and steep it in alcohol to extract the essence of the fruit. Then you make a simple syrup with sugar and combine both together.