Last night, I made not one, but TWO different Christmas gifts, in the space of half an hour.
Now, that is my kind of Homemade Christmas!
I made Preserved Lemons, and some moisturiser bar things.
First up the preserved Lemons, and I will save the moisturiser bar things for tomorrow-don’t want you getting overexcited, especially at this time of year…
These are really the easiest, peasiest thing I have ever ever done. Mind you, I haven’t tried the end product yet, so maybe I shouldn’t feel too pleased with myself.
These were suggested by Lesley from Thrifty Lesley, and she has blogged about them here.
Basically, you take 2-3 lemons, 1 clean and sterilised jam jar, and 2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt.
Chop the lemons lengthways in half, and then chop each half into 3 lengthways.
Told you it was easy.
If you want to be a bit fancy pants, you can add whole dried chillis and/or bay leaves to the mix.
My plan is to gift this with a pretty label tied around, saying what they are on, and what to do with them (since you ask, apparently you rinse off the salt, remove the pulp and then finely chop the lemon rind and add it to whatever you fancy-fish dishes, potatoes, anything I guess. Not sure if you could use them in baking-anyone ever tried?)