forum: Food & Drink

#1 Wed 19 Sep 07 10:38pm

stuking

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From Swindon, UK
Member since Wed 19 Sep 07

Limoncello recipe

Who Loves Limoncello???

It's a fav of mine i admit, on a recent visit to friends in Piemonte, my mate's Nonna gave me the recipe to Limoncello, and its a doddle!

6 sorrento Lemons skins, cut off not peeled (unwaxed)
1 litre of the 98% proof alchohol (a tad difficult to source in the UK)
1 kg of granulated sugar
1 litre of water

De-skin the lemons and place in a large conatiner (i usually add some juice from 2 of the lemons). Poor the 98% proof booze over the top and leave to 4 weeks, shaking/ mixing occasionally, (remember this alchohol will evapourate so seal the container).
remove the lemon rind from the liquid, (it should have taken some colour on by now), boil the water and add the sugar to make a syrup. Cool for 15-20 minutes and add the 2 liquids.
Hey presto an authentic Limoncello, bottle and store in the freezer, remember to serve ice cold.

Tips. All my mates got slaughtered in this at new year, it is 50% proof, you may want to water it down, or not!
Also, any citrus can be used, Arancello (orange) is seen occaisionally in Italy, and today i have made pomplecello (gratefruit). Can't wait (hic)

Any improvements or comments are welcome!!

Best regards, hope like my 1st post.#

Stu smile

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#2 Wed 19 Sep 07 11:08pm

Eilen

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Re: Limoncello recipe

Stu, I love limoncello!  Thanks for posting the recipe--though unfortunately I have to use regular organic lemons from california, I don't think sorrento lemons are available here.

This stuff lasts forever around our house as I can really only handle an ounce or two.  Any more than that knocks me out!  I usually give a bunch away as gifts too.

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#3 Thu 20 Sep 07 3:29am

Cindy

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Re: Limoncello recipe

Use Vodka, or if you have a still make your own alcohol. thumbsup

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#4 Thu 20 Sep 07 3:57am

Cindy

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From Adelaide, OZ
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Re: Limoncello recipe

Also - if you are in Australia, try using Lisbon or Eureka lemons.

You will need a lemon that has a thick layer of zest on it.

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#5 Thu 20 Sep 07 1:11pm

Set

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Re: Limoncello recipe

regarding alcohol, 98% proof means 49% alcohol content right? so if you use a usual hard liquor say 40% alcohol content thats only 80% proof yeah? sounds tasty...im still underage though ahahahah! =P

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#6 Fri 25 Jan 08 1:29pm

gardkarlsen

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From Stavanger, Norway
Member since Fri 25 Jan 08

Re: Limoncello recipe

Hi

I got the taste of limoncello after visiting Italy last summer (see my trip report with pictures on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com/florence_italy_travelogue.htm ) and luckily I can get a hold of this here in Norway. Today I bought a Limoncello from the brand Luxardo: http://www.luxardo.it/product.aspx?ID=779 . I have seen they use this at a good Italian restaurant in town so I hope that it is good  smile

Regards
Gard

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#7 Fri 25 Jan 08 2:16pm

cookinlovebird

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Re: Limoncello recipe

Hi guys

Try freezing, take out about 10-20mins and then have little glasses filled when pudding starts and for afters wow in a glass

I freeze mine in plastic tubs and scoop out

cookinlovebird

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#8 Fri 25 Jan 08 2:30pm

Stefanie

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Re: Limoncello recipe

cookinlove....I agree.

The WOW factor is definitely there!

I personally love it drizzled over a fruit sorbet...

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#9 Fri 25 Jan 08 3:59pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Limoncello recipe

Try making it into a sort of granita. A shot glass served with Summer stone fruit will wow them, all the time.

With the vodka (assume you are using this), it won't freeze properly. Add shavings of it to stone fruit or berries  thumbsup

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#10 Mon 28 Jan 08 1:03am

minerva

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From Living in the Wild Woods
Member since Wed 16 Jan 08

Re: Limoncello recipe

Abso fantastic as shavings on homemade Lemon & Honey ice cream

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