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  • Limes/Lemons, zest removed using vegetable peeler
  • 1 tbsp gluten free cornflour


  • Limes/Lemons, remaining flesh

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Place all pieces of zest and the cornflour into TMX Bowl.

    2. Mill 20 secs / spd 9.

    3. Remove into ziplock bag & freeze flat.

    4. Use zest as necessary.

  2. Juice
  3. 1. Remove remaining white pith using a sharp vegetable peeler or knife if the fruit is soft. Cut fruit in halves.

    2. Place fruit flesh into TMX Bowl.

    3. Juice 15 secs / spd6.

    4. Strain using sieve or simmering basket into pouring jug & fill ice trays with juice. 

    5. Once juice is frozen, store cubes in ziplock bags for future use.


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This is a great way to preserve the zest & juice of citrus fruits if you get an abundance from your tree or from a friend.

The ingredients list Lemons/Limes but you could quite easily follow the same steps for grapefruit & oranges, you may just need to juice it for a little longer - you could use the steaming basket for straining.

Do lemons & limes separately, or together; these steps apply for both.

You can add icing sugar to the zest to coat the sides of cheesecakes or roll blissballs in.

The GF cornflour means the zest can be used for GF baking in the future, just in case. It also stops the oils in the zest sticking the pieces together. I used 1Tbsp for around 6 limes, use a teaspoon for 2-3 lemons/limes worth of zest.

This is suitable in TM31 & TM5.

If you try this & you like it, please leave a rating & a comment tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • A great way of making

    Submitted by Kitchen queen on 12. August 2016 - 18:00.

    A great way of making lemon/lime lest, so easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  • My lemon tree has just

    Submitted by Lisa Kelly Dunalley on 10. July 2016 - 15:06.

    My lemon tree has just produced lots of lemons, so thankyou for the recipe

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  • Wonderful!  Thanks for

    Submitted by smithjol on 14. May 2016 - 10:40.

    Wonderful!  Thanks for sharing.

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  • Great way to save fruit

    Submitted by Hitchers on 21. December 2015 - 21:09.

    Great way to save fruit

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