TG Tip: Lemons.
Want to get the most juice out of your lemons?
Before cutting them, put them on your counter and roll them back and forth, applying heavy pressure with the heel of your hand. This will help break down the lemon and make them easier to juice! Use a tool like a citrus reamer to get out more juice than you could squeezing with your bare hands.
Need lemon zest?
Wash your lemon first, then zest with a zesting tool or fine grater (I love my Microplane graters). Make sure you only use the outermost layer of the lemon – the white inner pith is bitter!
Want to make a great sugar cookie recipe even better?
Add lemon zest to the cookie dough! It will give it a unique and delicious twist! It would also be great in blueberry muffins!
Want to avoid lemon pips in your dish?
There are lots of options! Squeeze the lemon into a dish first, squeeze it through a small strainer or use Rachel Ray’s tip – squeezing it cut side up!
From [A Self Confessed Foodie]
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