Wednesday, August 11, 2010

lemon fluff

do you know who ron white is?
on this last road trip of ours, 
hubster and i
must have listened to at least
50 hours of
blue collar radio
and ron white
was one of the few comedians
who really got me giggling
every time
and he was full of
good advice
this here
being some of it
I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party
funny
right? 
so i was going to present a vodka, tonic with lemon
as my recipe today
and then thought
that might not be family friendly
so 
i went with dessert instead

this tastes like
lemon meringue pie
without the crust
and it is so light
and airy
and almost feels
calorie free

but it isn't
it just feels that way

but it is light
and would go nicely
with a vodka-tonic chaser
on a warm evening
with the windows wide
lemon fluff
(printable recipe)
zest of 3 lemons
1/2 cup + 4 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar--divided
1/2 tsp kosher salt
8 large eggs--separated
8 Tbs  cold unsalted butter-cut into pieces
separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs, placing the yolks in the top of a double boiler and the whites in a clean bowl.  to the yolks add the finely grated zest of 3 lemons, 1 cup sugar, salt, and lemon juice.  whisk together and cook over double boiler until the mixture becomes the consistency of a curd or warm custard.  do not let it boil or simmer.  remove from heat and whisk in the butter. set aside.  meanwhile, beat the whites until they begin to get foamy.  "rain" in the remaining, 1/2 cup sugar and beat until the whites are at a firm but not stiff peak.  When the lemon curd is cool to the touch, but not ice cold, gently fold into the egg whites.  place in individual serving vessels or 1 large bowl.  serve with whipped cream, candied lemon peel, or toasted coconut...or all three!

i am participating in colors of the rainbow
for alphabe-thursday 
summer school
over at jenny matlock
this week
we honor the color YELLOW

26 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of anything made with lemons, so this will definitely be on the menu soon. Looks yummy! ~ Sarah

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  2. oh my goodness! this sounds excellent (and I think Ron White is hilarious) :-)

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  3. This must be like eating a yellow cloud! Heavenly.

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  4. MMMMMMM this is totally up my ally! YUM-O!

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  5. Oh my, that sounds delicious. Of course the vodka doesn't sound bad either!

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  6. Oh, that sounds so light and fluffy and good. I have to try it. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Looks really tasty. I'm getting hungry tonight with some of these posts, ha.

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  8. imagine walking into someone's home and them offering you lemon fluff........I'd say that's a treat!

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  9. I actually have Ron White on DVD and let me tell you, I never fail to laugh my butt off - no matter how often I watch it!

    Lemon fluff? Gimmee!!!!

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  10. That is funny! And the recipe sounds and looks delicious.

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  11. Oh that looks absolutely delicious! I want to try making this now :). Doesn't sound too difficult to make. Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. Love that yellow fluff! Yummy!

    Have a great weekend,

    LOLA:)

    btw Mine this time is OVER HERE! Hope you can stop by.

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  13. That sounds delicious! I love anything lemony.

    =)

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  14. That just looks lovely and I love the name of lemon fluff...thanks for the recipe. I have a teen who loves things like that! Joni

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  15. Oh Christy,
    wowza! that looks like a little bit of sunny yellow fabulousness - and I will take mine with the vodka tonic chaser, please!

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  16. This looks awesome... If you knew how I LOVE lemon... I have to make this and try it out.

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  17. Would love to eat your color yellow!!!!!

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  18. I LOVE lemon curd...I'll have to give it a try!

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  19. We love lemon desserts at our house - The Great Dane loves an old Danish dessert called Citron Fromage, that sounds an awful lot like your Lemon Fluff. A wonderful cool and refreshing summer treat.

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  20. Well the lemon fluff is lovely...however the vodka tonic with, would have been great too!

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  21. you just always have the best sounding recipes, i love lemon deserts!

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  22. Absolutely scrumptious looking! Maybe you have a better memory then me but if you remind me this winter I'll send you a box of lovely lemons picked fresh from the tree in the front yard!

    I don't know Ron White but he sounds hilarious. Sounds like someone good to take along in the car on a roadtrip!

    Thanks for this fun and delicious link to Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School!

    I always love visiting you.

    A+

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  23. Wonderful yellow fluff... so yellow is beautiful...bkm

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