If you think of one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Amalfi Coast, it is likely that the image of the fragrant and exquisite limoncellothe typical liqueur of this corner of paradise.
Ideal at the end of a meal or to round off a dinner with friends, it is much loved all over the world. There are those who say that it was born even at the beginning of the 20th century, when the families of Sorrento used to offer their guests a taste of this liqueur, similar to limoncinocreated following the classic recipe of Limoncello from Sorrento.
What is the secret of Limoncello? It is its peel, which must always have a very intense color and a certain roughness. Don’t choose perfect lemons, but “good” ones, better if they come from the Amalfi Coast, with edible and therefore untreated peel.
But how to make Limoncello? This traditional recipe basically consists of macerating the lemon peels in pure alcohol, then filtering everything and cooking it together with sugar. In short, a masterpiece of the Mediterranean tradition, as colorful as it is fragrant.
You can also use this natural lemon concentrate to prepare other desserts! An example is the baba with limoncelloan alternative version of the classic Neapolitan traditional dessert.
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