- 2-8 lemons/limes/oranges etc
Lightly peel fruit with vegetable peeler to remove zest in strips (don't press too hard with the peeler or you'll end up with the pith as well).
Drying using dehydrator
Spread strips of zest onto dehydrator trays and dry until zest is dry and crispy (they should snap if you bend them). I find they take about 4hrs in my machine.
Drying using oven
Spread strips of zest onto a baking tray and dry in a very low oven until dry. Time with vary depending on oven temperature.
Place zest into Thermomix bowl and whiz on sp9 for about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of the bowl and repeat until powder is fine with no gritty bits in it.
Store in an airtight jar and use as needed.
I estimate that 1tsp of this powder = the zest of 1 small lemon.
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This is a great way to use up excess lemons and other citrus when they're in season.
You could also do a mix of different citrus together.
I love using this in lemon custard instead of fresh lemon zest as I prefer my custard to be lovely and smooth.
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