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Step One - Making a Lemon Glaze - Choosing a Lemon
It's important to choose the just the right lemon for your lemon glaze. It should be firm, but not hard. It should have an unblemished skin, as you will be using the skin as well.
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Step Two - Making a Lemon Glaze - Rolling the Lemon
The lemon is softened to make juicing easier. This is done prior to zesting, because juice will come out through the skin if the lemon is zested first. I prefer to roll my lemon to soften it up. The microwave may be used as well. Just microwave it for 15 seconds.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Step Three - Making a Lemon Glaze - Zesting the Lemon
I used to use a small zester for zesting. Once I found the Microplane my other zester went into the trash. Using the Microplane is effortless. If either zester isn't available, just use a paring knife to peel the lemon. Be sure to not get the pith, or white portion of the lemon. Then cut the lemon peel in very small pieces.
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Step Three - Making a Lemon Glaze - Lemon Zest
This is what the Microplane will look like after zesting the lemon.
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Step Five - Making a Lemon Glaze - Juicing the Lemon
There are many ways to juice a lemon, from fancy big machines to the hand held lemon squeezers. It really doesn't matter what you use, the point is not getting any seeds mixed in with the juice.
I use something from my Florida childhood. When my family would stop at the orange stands to get orange juice, I'd be given an orange with a plastic straw in it. Today it's called a Citra Citrus Sipper. Occasionally, you can find them in the kitchen section of the grocery store or online for about one dollar.
However the lemon is juiced, make sure it's into a measuring cup. Add additional liquid to make 1/4 cup of liquid. The additional liquid can be more lemon juice, fresh or bottled, lemonade, lemon-flavored soda, lemon-flavored liqueur or water.
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Step Seven - Making a Lemon Glaze - Add Other Ingredients to Mixing Bowl
Add zest and juice to sifted sugar in bowl.
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Step Eight - Making a Lemon Glaze - Mixed Ingredients
Stir ingredients in bowl until they look like this.
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Step Nine - Making a Lemon Glaze - Glaze the Cake
Scrape the glaze back into the measuring cup that held the juice. Then carefully pour glaze onto the cake. This particular cake, a Lemon Pound Cake was baked in a NordicWare Rose Bundt Pan. Since the pan makes special ridges in the cake, it's best to fill those areas first with the glaze. With different shaped cakes, the glaze may be drizzled over the top and allow for it to drip down the sides. Another option is to "paint" on the glaze using a pastry brush. There are even other cakes where holes are poked into the cake allowing for the glaze to go down into the cake as well.
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