Picture of Liquid lemon tart
Never have I struggled so much to name an instructable. Other possible names:
Hot gold, liquid energy, hot lemonade -- the most accurate name, hot egg lemonade kind of makes it seem gross, rather than the most delicious, invigorating hot drink you have ever tasted. Liquid lemon tart describes its taste best -- though it does leave out the fact that this is a hot drink, perfect for nipping a cold in the bud. In my opinion it even beats chicken soup for the title of "best comfort food while lying sick in bed."

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
You will need:

The juice from 1 lemon
1 egg
3 tablespoons of powdered sugar (aka confectioner's sugar)
Nutmeg and cinnamon (stick or powder) for garnish
ok so i just made this using limes,, and it tasted like a key lime pie:) thanks for the recipie!
belsey (author)  missfreshfaced4 years ago
I think I'm going to have to try it now...
i really want to make this, but i dont really like lemon..do you think it would taste ok using some other type of citrus, like an orange, or lime? thanks:)
I thought this said "Liquid lemon fart". Whoops =P

Glad I wasn't alone... I read it a 2nd time before clicking the link, how about you? lol
I just read it once and I think to myself, "Oh this could be a great prank!". But no. It would be a great dessert instead.

EmmettO4 years ago
What would substituting honey for the powdered sugar do to this? The reason I mention it is because honey and lemon does a lot to free up mucus (yeah gross, but this is for when you're sick right?). A friend's son had constant breathing problems when he was little because of mucus and the doctor gave him all kinds of decongestant that didn't fix anything. After a while the doc said "look just take some honey and lemon in a cup, pour in some hot water and give it to him." They did and it cleared him up enough to breath easily.

Just a thought.
belsey (author)  EmmettO4 years ago
That's an excellent suggestion, and just the pretext I needed to make myself another one of these. Here's my conclusion: the honey version is probably better in terms of dealing with all the excess mucus, but if you're healthy and just looking for something tasty and warm to drink I like the powdered sugar version better. I used 2 tablespoons of honey instead of 3 tbsp powdered sugar, then, when the taste wasn't exciting enough, I tried melting 1 tsp butter into the mix. An improvement, but still, to my taste, not as good as the original. Next time I'll try adding butter to the powdered sugar version.... or perhaps malibu as christzilla suggests....
EmmettO belsey4 years ago
Interesting! The powdered sugar has that big an effect on the taste? I was thinking that since it dissolves in the hot water it wouldn't, a very interesting result. I'll have to try this recipe unchanged then.
jrossetti4 years ago
I used 2 eggs, since my hens lay smaller eggs. Wonderful recipe! By the way, this book is on Google Books.
christzilla4 years ago
1/2 a shot of malibu adds something
Jobar0074 years ago
Very good. I just made this and it was great!
belsey (author)  Jobar0074 years ago
Glad you liked it!
thepelton4 years ago
I may have to try this. Maybe it will compliment the hot tea and a dash of honey I have been using to control my cold.
greenpixi4 years ago
Sounds absolutely delish! Can't wait to try this one.
piperjon4 years ago
This looks AWESOME!!! I can't wait to try it, but I gotta. Got no lemons.
Printed and kept! - Pj