Sunday, February 01, 2009
I found this when I was looking for cooking classes in Northern Cyprus. It looked pretty good!
Basic ingredients for 4 people
4 lemons, 200g sugar, Half a litre of water, 2 egg whites, The rind of one lemon, Half a cinammon stick OR some leaves of mint, A pinch of salt.
Grate the rind of one lemon and squeeze all four
Heat up the water with the cinnamon stick in, and once it starts to boil, let it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool.
Once cool, put in a bowl and add the lemon juice and the grated rind. Stir well and put the bowl in the freezer.
When the mixture is starting to freeze, beat the egg whites until they are stiff, adding the pinch of salt. Take the bowl out and mix the eggs into the freezing mixture.
Put the bowl into the freezer until it is cold and hard.
If you prefer a minty sorbet use mint leaves instead of the cinnamon stick.
Add a good sized sprig to the water when boiling, also decorate each portion with a mint leaf or two.