RECIPE: Lemon Kisses- turned to goo!

compumomDecember 26, 2007

What did I do wrong? I made Roselin's Lemon Kisses for the first time yesterday to utilize some divine Meyer lemons from a friend. They tasted like little lemon meringues. The weather was very dry, I let them cool on the parchment paper on the granite counter. To take them to DD's house I placed them on layers of wax paper and then into an airtight Tupperware container. When I removed them several hours later, they tasted fine, but their consistency was a gummy goo.

What happened?

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lindac

I don't know the recipe....but my guess is you didn't cook them long enough.
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 27, 2007 at 9:51AM
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roselin32

Whenever I make meringues, I leave them in the oven overnight so that they are well dried before I put them in a covered container. That way they are well dried.
RL`

    Bookmark   December 27, 2007 at 9:58AM
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compumom

Thanks Roselin, I think that must have been it. I knew to dry them for a while on the counter before packaging. I guess it just wasn't enough. I've really only made meringues once before, I guess my inexperience showed!

    Bookmark   December 27, 2007 at 1:01PM
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roselin32

Compumom, you are very welcome.......hope you will try the recipe again and that it works for you. I put them in the oven, bake them the like the recipe says, then turn off the oven and leave them in there overnight.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2007 at 3:02PM
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compumom

Well I guess that my "last minute" personality showed. A little pre-planning is in order! ;-p

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 3:25AM
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Lisa_in_Germany

Roselin, could you lead me to the recipe? They sound like something I would like.
Lisa

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 4:17AM
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roselin32

Lisa, thought I had that recipe on the computer but I don't see it. Will have to look for it or maybe Compumom will post it.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 8:30AM
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compumom

Here you go!

Lemon Kisses
Posted by Roselin32 (My Page) on Thu, Feb 5, 04 at 20:19
Here is something light and tasty.
Lemon Kisses
2 egg whites at room temperature
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c sugar
zest of one lemon
Preheat the oven to 300°. Lightly spray` 2 baking sheets with Pam.
Beat egg whites with lemon juice and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar one T at a time and beat until the egg whites are shiny and stiff peaks form.
Gently fold in lemon zest.
Drop 1 1/2 inch mounds on cookie sheets 2" apart. Bake 20 minutes or til cookies are lightly browned. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
May substitute orange juice and 2-3tsp orange zest for lemon.
RL`
Can make a depression and fill with lemon curd etc.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 11:39AM
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roselin32

Thanks for posting the recipe, Compumom.......I was just going to go look for it.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 12:33PM
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compumom

Not a problem!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 1:42PM
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Lisa_in_Germany

These sound delicious. I love meringue in any form (except for coconut macaroons). I will definitely be trying this.
Thanks for the recipe.
Lisa

    Bookmark   January 3, 2008 at 6:19PM
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roselin32

Lisa, I hope you like them.......I like anything with lemon.
By the way, next Christmas will you post some of your favorite German cookie recipes??
RL`

    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 8:02PM
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