Nothing compares to the flavour of fresh lemons made into home-made lemonade. And the kids will love setting up shop selling it.

Serves 10+

To make lemonade, all you need is:

6 Large Lemons

About 150g granulated sugar

How to:

First scrub the lemons in warm water, then thinly pare the coloured outer zest from 3 of them using a potato peeler or zester. After that any white pith will need to be pared from the strips of zest with a sharp knife – this is important to prevent the lemonade tasting bitter. Now put the zest in a large bowl and add the squeezed juice of all the lemons (don’t bother to strain the juice at this stage) and the sugar.

Next pour in 1.4 litres of boiling water, then stir well, cover and leave overnight in a cool place. Next day stir again and taste to check the sweetness, adding a little more sugar if it needs it. Now strain through a fairly coarse sieve, as it’s nice if some of the lemon remains. Pour it into bottles, using sterilised corks, then chill thoroughly.

Serve the lemonade either straight or diluted with soda water, with lots of ice.

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