Lemon Bread Tips
Is lemon extract the same as lemon juice?
While you’ll get bright, lemony flavor from both, lemon extract and lemon juice are not the same. Lemon extract
is traditionally made by extracting oils in lemon peels that have been soaked in alcohol. It has a much stronger and intense lemon flavor than lemon juice, which is squeezed from the flesh of a lemon. Learn how to juice a lemon the easy way
Can I use lemon juice instead of fresh lemon?
Bottled lemon juice can be used in recipes in place of fresh, especially when using it for a baked good, like in this lemon layer cake
. Keep in mind, however, that preservatives are in bottled juice. It will not have that bright, clean flavor that fresh juice imparts. If a recipe depends on that wonderful citrus flavor, like in this lemon chicken with orzo
, always opt for fresh lemon juice.
How long do lemons last?
Whole lemons keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks. Wash your lemons well and keep them in the crisper drawer. Better yet, store your lemons all together in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator, which could prolong their lasting power by up to a week.