Lemon sorbet Recipe

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  • Low-fat

serves:

4-6

Skill:

medium

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

04:00
(May need an extra hour to freeze)

Prep:

00:00

Cooking:

00:00

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 81 kCal 4%
Fat 0g 0%

A low-fat treat that’s simple to make and won’t ruin your waistline – who doesn’t love lemon sorbet?

Ingredients

  • 120g (4oz) caster sugar
  •  Zest of 1 lemon
  •  Juice of 5 lemons
  • 1 medium egg white

Method

  • Make a syrup with the sugar, 300ml (½pt) water and lemon zest, then cookover a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved. Set asideto cool.

  •  Squeeze and sieve the lemons, then pour the juice into the cooledsyrup.

  •  Stir well, then taste to test that the mixture has enough lemon, asthe juice produced by lemons vary, and you might possibly need onemore.

  •  Pour the mixture into a container and transfer it to the freezer.

  •  Every hour or so, beat the mixture well to ensure that it doesn’tform large ice crystals.

  •  Quickly return the container to the freezer after each mix. Thisprocedure should be followed over several hours.

  • When the mixture looks as though it’s beginning to set, whisk the eggwhite until stiff, then carefully fold it into the setting sorbet.Use a cutting motion as you fold it in, rather than whisking, so as notto lose too much air.

  •  Return to the freezer again and leave until the mixture is completelysolid.

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