Lemon meringue kisses recipe

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  • Serves 30 pieces
  • 25 mins to prepare, plus 1 hr chilling and 20mins to cook
  • 70 calories / serving
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Place the butter, sugar and zest in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Sieve in the flour and a pinch of salt and, using your hands, knead the mixture into a dough. Shape into a disc, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick. Using a 4cm (1½in) fluted cutter, stamp out 30 circles. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10-12mins.

Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Add the sugar 2 tbsp at a time, until the mixture is thick and glossy.

Place ¼ tsp of lemon curd on top of each biscuit, then spoon or pipe 1 tsp of meringue on top. Return to the oven and bake for 7-8 mins until the meringue is golden.

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g (31/2oz) butter, softened
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • zest of an unwaxed lemon
  • 150g (5oz) plain flour
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 100g (31/2oz) caster sugar
  • 3tbsp lemon curd
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  • Calories
    70
    3%
  • Sugar
    6g
    6%
  • Fat
    3g
    4%
  • Saturates
    2g
    9%
  • Salt
    0.1g
    2%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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