• 2 lemons
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 50g granulated sugar


  • STEP 1
    Use a zester to remove the rind from lemons in long strands, or alternatively, use a vegetable peeler to remove skin. Or you can cut around the lemon to get a spring like effect.
  • STEP 2
    Line a baking tray or a plate with baking paper and sprinkle on some granulated sugar. Then set aside, ready for placing the lemons on.
  • STEP 3
    Add the lemons, water and sugar into a saucepan and place over a medium heat, stirring, until all of the sugar has dissolved. Bring it to the boil and reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 4
    Remove the pan from the heat and use a fork to scrape out the lemon zest onto the baking tray or plate lined with baking paper and sugar. Spread the lemons evenly and turn them over so that they get an even coating of sugar.
  • STEP 5
    Leave to stand for 5 minutes and then they will be ready to use.

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