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Post by Bel on Thu 9 Jul 2009 - 14:44

How do I make lemonade from real lemons? Any one have a recipie for me?
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Post by . on Fri 10 Jul 2009 - 6:41

Everybody knows how to make lemonade, right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water. But how to make lemonade so that it tastes right everytime? Here's a surefire method.

Remember the starting proportions - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of lemon juice.

(This ratio makes a pretty sweet lemonade. Reduce the amount of sugar if you want your lemonade less sweet or if you are using Meyer lemons which are naturally sweeter than standard lemons.)

The secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.


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Ingredients
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
Method
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Serves 6.
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Post by Bel on Fri 10 Jul 2009 - 7:10

Thank you so much Marthie! I used to make it as a kid and couldn't remember the ratio and it was killing me! Plus I like the idea of warming up the sugar! So clever! Thank you!

I have a huge bag of lemons and am dying for some fresh lemonade!
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Re: Lemonade

Post by Kitty on Fri 10 Jul 2009 - 13:41

Hi Bel

I think you are having pregnancy cravings.

When I was preggies from week 10 to about 18 weeks I could not get enough of oranges, naartjies and orange juice. Eat like 6 naartjies during the day at work! LOL. Then I started to get really bad heartburn, so I stopped this oranges thing and the heartburn was gone.
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Post by Bel on Mon 13 Jul 2009 - 6:30

I am the same Kitty, so think you are 100% right! I have been eating naartjies and citrus fruit like there is no tomorrow! Can't seem to get enough!

Will watch out for the heartburn, thanks!
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Post by Kitty on Mon 13 Jul 2009 - 7:44

Hi Bel
Some people believe if you want so many sour and salty things during your pregnancy, it is going to be a boy. Well, mine was a boy.
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Post by Lilly on Mon 13 Jul 2009 - 8:22

also they say heartburn - baby with hair & a boy - I had terrible heartburn, D had hair...
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Post by Kitty on Mon 13 Jul 2009 - 8:29

Yes that rights, my LB also had lots of hair when he was born, most fell out after a few weeks. Luckily my heartburn stopped completely after hy stopped all the oranges, etc.
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Re: Lemonade

Post by Lallie on Mon 27 Jul 2009 - 13:19

Hierdie is my lemonade resep wat ongelooflik lekker & maklik is om te maak. Dit hou ook maande as dit goed verseel word met was. Dis heerlikin die somer of selfs in die winter met warm water...

12-15 Suurlemoene
1,5 L kookwater
2,5 kg suiker
1 pakkie wynsteensuur (15ml)
1 pakkie engelse sout (15ml)
1 pakkie sitroensuur (15ml)

Meng alle bestandele.
Kook stroop saam tot suiker opgelos is.
Laat afkoel en gooi uit in gesteriliseerde houers.

Kook 1 kers tot "water" doop nou toe bottels se proppe daarin en maak seker die "seel" is geseel.

Hou in skaduwee tot gebruik & dan in yskas.

Verdun stroop met water soos verkies.
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