Mixing bowl and wooden spoon
Put the glass jars or bottles in boiling water and let them dry.
Wash the lemons and scrub them with baking soda. That will remove any chemical residues on the skin.
Use salt to remove the waxy coasting. Scrub them with coarse salt to remove the waxy coating outside.
Rinse with water and wipe dry with a clean towel. Your lemons are squeaky clean now. Time to preserve these beautiful lemons.
Slice lemon very thinly. You MUST pick out the seeds. Lemon seeds cause the syrup with the bitter aftertaste
Use an equal amount of sugar to the lemon. If you use 2 pounds of lemon, you will need 2 pounds of sugar. 1 : 1 ratio!
Mix lemon slices with sugar, and pack them in glass jars. Pour all the remaining syrup in the mixing bowl, too.
1. Turn the jars upside down everyday for 3 days to evenly distribute the sugar. 2. Store them in a cool and dark place for up to one year. 3. Once opened, store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3 months.
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