Family Recipe

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What to do when life gives you lots of lemons? Well dust of Granny Newell’s Lemon Honey recipe of course. Tangy sweet lemon honey is perfect spread on toast or crumpets, a tsp. in hot water on a cold winter day?

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I layered hot pancakes with lemon honey and served them with unsweetened greek yogurt and almonds, it was utter bliss!

Lemon Honey 

Ingredients:

4 lemons, zest and juice
100g unsalted butter, cubed
3/4 cup caster sugar
4 egg yolks

2x Small Sterilized Jars

Method:

  1.  In small pot combine finely grated lemon zest, juice, sugar and butter. Heat over a low heat until butter is melted and sugar dissolved.
  2. In a metal bowl whisk egg yolks, remove lemon mixture from heat and pour gently into the egg yolks whisking constantly.
  3. Once well incorporated pour back into pot and heat on low.
  4. Stirring constantly until mixture thickens, check picture below for consistency. (DO NOT BOIL)
  5. Pour hot lemon honey into hot sterilized jars and seal with lid or preserve covers see steps below.
  6. Once cool label and store in fridge.

Keeps for 1 month refrigerated

Juice 4 lemons, strain and remove any seeds.

Juice 4 lemons, strain and remove any seeds.

Combine zest, juice, sugar and butter in small pot heat until sugar is dissolved.

Combine zest, juice, sugar and butter in small pot heat until sugar is dissolved.

Whisk egg yolks in metal bowl.

Whisk egg yolks in metal bowl.

Gradually whisk in hot lemon mixture to egg yolks.

Gradually whisk in hot lemon mixture to egg yolks.

Return mixture to pot and heat on low, stirring occasionally.

Return mixture to pot and heat on low, stirring occasionally.

Once lemon honey coats back of a spoon and you can make a smear it is ready.

Once lemon honey coats back of a spoon and you can make a smear it is ready.

Correct consistency.

Correct consistancey.

pour hot lemon honey into hot sterilized jars.

pour hot lemon honey into hot sterilized jars.

Fill jars.

Fill jars.

Wet preserving cover.

Wet preserving cover.

Place over hot jar

Place over hot jar

Pull air tight with your hand.

Pull air tight with your hand.

Place over rubber band. Once cool Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Place over rubber band. Once cool Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

 

 

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