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History Cookbook: Lemonade

This recipe is in categories Edwardians and WW1, Party food, Picnic
About this recipe
Healthiness : (45 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Take care with the boiling water. Remember to add water to the drink before tasting.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving suggestions: With ice


Picnics and eating outdoors was very fashionable in Edwardian times. Lemonade was one drink that was widely made for such occasions and popular with children and adults alike.
Ingredients
  • 4 large lemons
  • 2oz tartaric acid (or equivalent)
  • 3lb sugar
  • 2 pints of boiling water
Equipment
  • Grater
  • Basin
  • Pan
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Grate the lemon rind
  2. Squeeze the juice into a basin
  3. Add the tartaric acid
  4. Place the sugar in large basin, add the rind and lemon
  5. Boil the water and pour onto the sugar and rind
  6. Leave to stand before straining and bottling
  7. Dilute to taste before drinking
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Name: Cameron 22nd November 2015
Ooh, I definitely need to start doing this! I used to be SO bad about drkiinng water; I've gotten better, but I'd love to make water a little less boring. Thanks for sharing!
Name: TOM!!!! 18th December 2012
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YU YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!!!
Name: Megan 17th August 2012
Really Fun and easy to make. It was YUMMY!!!!.
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