All about lemon zests: How to remove them and the best ways to use them
Here, we'll give you the rundown on everything lemon zest, that magical cooking ingredient.
What is lemon zest?
It's the part on the surface of the lemon, before you get to the slightly bitter-tasting white skin that protects the flesh. The essential oils contained in the zests make them an exceptional cooking ingredient.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Named for the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, this delicate lemon pavlova is simply divine.
- Confectioner's sugar
- Fresh lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Separate egg yolks and whites
- In a bowl, whisk egg whites
- Add confectioner's sugar
- Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
- Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
- While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
- Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
- Add butter and whisk again
- Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
- Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
- Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas