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Zesty Lemon Pavlova

Named for the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, this delicate lemon pavlova is simply divine.

INGREDIENTS

  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest

METHOD

  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

Top rated Sugar cookie recipes

By chrisann

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies
4.6/5 (65 Votes)

FAST, EASY, and perfect for children's parties. Get the recipe today!

By shannon201256

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

Is your sugar HARD as ROCKS? Discover the fast and EASY solution.

By BaconBliss

Cream sugars with butter. Beat in eggs

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Mini M&M candies
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Food Colouring
4.3/5 (23 Votes)

By cdanyell214

Cream the shortening and the sugar together

  • 1 Cup of shortening
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • slat
  • 1 Cup of buttermilk
  • 5 Cups of flour
  • 3 TSP of Baking powder
  • Vanilla and nutmeg for flavoring
4.1/5 (30 Votes)

Do your cookies always come out flat and runny? Here's what you should do.

By SFloystad1@aol.com

Dessert

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

By Mama's Favorite Recipes

Sugar cookies with cream cheese in them

  • 1 c. sugar 1 c. soft butter 1 3oz. pack cream cheese 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 - egg yolk reserve whites in sm. bowl 2 1/4 c. flour
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

By LanaMoore

Set oven to 350 F. In 1 bowl stir in the butter & sugar until smooth

  • 2 ¾ c of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 c of butter
  • 1 ½ c of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
4/5 (6 Votes)

By manmeet98

In a big bowl cream butter and sugar together, add egg and vanilla, mix together until blended well

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
4/5 (3 Votes)

By The_artist

Pat out cookie dough on 11x9 in pan

  • 1 pkg sugar cookie dough
  • Topping
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Fresh fruits
4.1/5 (14 Votes)

By bodiesrus

Great for an occasion

  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Icing:
  • 1 egg
  • Almond Extract
  • Icing Sugar
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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