Our lemon tree is covered in lemons and all last month I was busy making lemony food.Lemon curd
I used this recipe
from the Daily Mail and it made two full jars. Very nice and kept well in the fridge.Lemon Marmalade
From my ancient and dropping-to-bits copy of Marguerite Patten's Jams Pickles and Chutneys
Delicious for Sunday morning breakfast.Lemon tang ice-cream
This is a recipe my mother used to make when we were kids in Nigeria. No freezers in those days but you could make ice-cream in the trays from the ice-making compartment of the fridge.
1 large tin evaporated milk 397 g
2 eggs separated
3 oz. sugar
grated rind and juice of one lemon
Put the unopened tin of evaporated milk in a pan of water and boil for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and then chill overnight in the fridge.
In double boiler (or basin over hot water) beat together egg yolks, lemon rind and juice and 2 oz. sugar until thick. Allow to cool. Whisk evaporated milk until thick and fold into lemon mixture. Whisk eggs whites till stiff. Beat in remaining sugar. Fold into lemon mixture. Place in ice-making trays and freeze.Lemon drizzle cake
Having made the lemon curd I had to have a go at r.craftwright
's lemon and almond cake
Unfortunately it turned out nothing like her's because it collapsed in the middle, but since everyone was quite happy to eat it like that it didn't matter. But I wanted to try and get it right so I made another one and the same thing happened. Then my Mum-in-law said she'd had the same problem until she switched to making it in a round tin so I made another one and guess what, it collapsed in the middle again.
So I guess I am doomed to have all my lemon cakes sag in the centre but since they taste okay and I have no ambition to enter them in a show, I can live with it.Lemon squash
My Grandmother's recipe
2 lbs. sugar
1 pt. boiling water
2 oz. citric acid
Pour boiling water over the lemons and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Remove lemons and dissolve sugar and citric acid in the water. Squeeze lemons and add the juice. When cool store in the fridge and dilute to taste.
Last of all - Lemon creams
Only they aren't really. Just plain 1-2-3 biscuits sandwiched together with thick glace icing made from lemon juice and icing sugar.
Still a lot of lemons on the tree so I plan to make lemon surprise pudding and lemon meringue next.