Sicilian lemon ice cream

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  1. sirlene

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    Does anyone have a sicilian lemon ice cream recipe which the italians serve inside the lemon?

    I bought very nice organic lemons and I that is my favorite ice cream! I would like to try because they are not easily found here in Brazil.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. kyheirloomer

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    I can't help you with ice cream. But Mario Batali has a recipe for Lemon Sorbetto in his Molto Gusto that might be suitable:

    10-12 lemons, preferably organic

    1/2 cup sugar

    2 cups simple syrup

    Zest 4 of the lemons, using a Microplne or other rasp grater. Put the sugar in a small bowl and, using the palms of your hands, rub the zest into the sugar.

    Juice enough of the lemons to make 2 cups, and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the simple syrup and sugared zest and whisk well to combine. Do the egg test and add more juice or water or more sugar syrup, a little at a time, if necessary. Cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours, or until thoroughly chilled, stirring occasionally to dissolve all the sugar.

    Strain the lemon juice mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufactere's instructions. Pack into a freezer container and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving. (the sorbet is best served the day it is made).
     
  3. sirlene

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    What does he mean by "egg test"?/img/vbsmilies/smilies/blushing.gif

    Thanks!!
     
  4. gunnar

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  5. kyheirloomer

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    Thanks for jumping in, Gunnar, and saving me the bother of typing it out.
     
  6. gunnar

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    lol, no problem. I read it and decided a link was far easier then trying to explain by retyping it.
     
  7. sirlene

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    Thank you!!!
     
  8. sirlene

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    ....(now reading the whole text in the link above).. Excellent material!!/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
     
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