Firstly every morning I will squeeze half a lemon in to a big glass of water and drink it. There is nothing better for your skin or body and it makes me drink my water.
If you have more lemons than you can use before they spoil I would squeeze them and fill ice cube trays with lemon to pop into my drinks or use in salad dressings.
But the best thing is to make Lemon Butter. It is so easy. In the old days it involved a double boiler and constant stirring for ages so it was a bit of a job to make it. My recipe is so quick and easy. And when we have plenty of eggs it's so cheap to make. Everyone wants a jar! Home grown eggs or free range eggs will give you a much better result as it will be deep yellow between the eggs, the lemon and the butter which makes it look to me like a jar of country sunshine!
This is the result!
So here is the recipe...
juice of 8 large or 10 smaller lemons,
250 grams butter,
4 cups white sugar.
In a large microwave proof bowl (I use my big pyrex jug) blend this with a stick blender until perfectly smooth. If you don't have one a mix master or blender will do the same thing.
Then microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every three or four minutes making sure you stir it well and keep it smooth. Once it is thick and about to bubble your'e done! It's like you would make microwave custard or white sauce...
Pour it into clean jars. I top with cellophane jam tops and a lid. It will keep a couple of weeks in the fridge.
It is divine. It takes all my effort not to just eat it from the spoon. Good on toast...
Or... now you have the basis of some flash deserts. You could fill parfait glasses with layers of this and cream. Anything in a parfait glass looks fabulous.
You can fill little pavlova rounds, or tart cases or a bigger flan case with this, let it set, top with cream... spectacular. People are impressed!
Or you can do as I did here... buy a $4 sponge and fill it...
I'm thinking round on a cake stand would have been even better but not big enough in this case... I was lucky these are roses from a climbing rose out the back and they match the colour of the lemon butter perfectly!
Or give it as a gift in a jar, there are people who LOVE this so much.
In the spirit of "use what comes your way" if life gives you lemons you can make Lemon Butter and make some glorious things from there.