Sugar draws out the natural flavor of citrus, so when baking you should use it to your advantage, especially when it comes to zest. Measure out the amount of sugar your recipe calls for, then lay it out on a cutting board or flat surface. Zest your citrus right onto the sugar and, using your hands, rub the two together. The result? A very fragrant sugar and a noticeably tastier end product. I scoff at some of Rachael's tips, but this was a good one. I've used it twice already and and can now safely say I'm a citrus zest convert.
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