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How to Zest and Juice a Lemon with Step By Step Photo Instructions

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How to Zest and Juice a Lemon - Step Two - Soften the Lemon
Rolling a Lemon Photo - Step Two Making Lemon Glaze by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Rolling a Lemon

Rolling a Lemon Photo - Step Two Making Lemon Glaze by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
The lemon is softened to make juicing easier. This is done prior to zesting, because juice with come out through the skin if the lemon is zested first. I prefer to roll my lemon to soften it up. The microwave may be used as well. Just microwave it for 15 seconds.
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