Caramelized Lemons
Makes 6 slices
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup (240 grams) water
  • 1 lemon (99 grams), sliced ⅛ inch thick
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium skillet, bring sugar and 1 cup (240 grams) water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add lemon slices in a single layer. Cook until slices begin to turn translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from skillet, and place on prepared pan. Reserve ½ cup lemon simple syrup to brush on cake layers.
  3. Generously coat each lemon slice with additional sugar. Turn slices, and repeat. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand overnight.
  4. Dust excess sugar off slices, and place on a large sheet of foil. Using a handheld kitchen torch or broiler, carefully brown one side of slices. Let stand for 5 minutes before placing on cake.
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