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Lemon or orange zest is the outer peel or rind of those citrus fruits (not including the bitter white membrane attached to the fruit). Zest is used often in bread and cake recipes. To remove the zest, peel thin strips with a small sharp knife, being careful not to include the white membrane, and mince finely. You can also take the whole fruit and rub it over a hand grater to remove the zest.
Look for lemons that are firm, feel heavy for their size and have a bright yellow color. Avoid…
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To remove any contaminants on the skin of an apple, wash it thoroughly with soapy water and…
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