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Here you will find a series of tried and tested recipes that have tickled my tastebuds, and those of my friends and family, over the years...

Lemon sorbet (preparation time 20 minutes plus stirring time)


  • 3 large lemons

  • 250g granulated sugar

  • 250 ml tonic water

  • 1 egg white

  • 15 - 30 ml gin (optional, but worth it)

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Scrub the lemons and then strip the zest from them and squeeze the juice out.

Step 2 - Put the lemon juice and zest, sugar and tonic water into a heavy based saucepan and heat gently. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and has become syrupy. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Step 3 - Put the sorbet mix into a jug and cool in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 4 - Add the beaten egg white and gin into the the jug and mix.

Step 5 - Transfer the mix to a tuperware tub and put into the freezer. After a couple of hours open the tub and fork up the mixture. Do this again two hours later.

Kitchen implements required:

  • Zester

  • jug

  • saucepan

  • tupperware

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© 2015 by Fay Dashper-Hughes. 


Where some of the recipes on this website might have started out as recipes from published chefs, I have amended them and developed them to my taste. Where they remain materially similar to the original recipe I have endeavoured to make sure that the original recipe was already freely available, and I always credit the source. No infringement of intellectual property rights is intended.