Sunday, April 23, 2006

Swedish Lemon Angels

I used to run a spotlight for Penn and Teller at the Rio in Vegas.
Penn is really into practical jokes. We tried his “Swedish Lemon Angels” scam on Mrs. Geezer’s friend-from-childhood.
It backfired...
She hasn’t spoken to us for 5 years. A friendship of 40 years… pfffftt.

Here's the recipe so you can lose some of your friends.
At least the ones without any sense of humor.

Swedish Lemon Angels

Ingredients

* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 5 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 cup lemon juice
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 7/8 cup all-purpose flour
* 8 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. In a small bowl, beat egg until foamy.
3. Mix in buttermilk and vanilla.
4. Gradually add baking soda, one teaspoon at a time, mixing until smooth and creamy.
5. Pour in lemon juice all at once and blend thoroughly.
6. Once mixture has congealed into a pasty lump, scoop it out with a spatula and spread on a floured surface.
7. Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar together and work it into the egg-lemon lump with your fingertips.
8. Roll the dough very thin (1/32 inch) with a floured rolling pin, and cut out angel shapes with a knife.
9. Curl up the edges slightly and sprinkle the angels with the rest of the sugar.
10. Brush angels with melted butter.
11. Place angels with at least an inch apart on a baking sheet.
12. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Comments:
Hey, I've been meaning to ask you - how is the Penn & Teller show? Any good? I've been thinking about going to see it.
 
Yeah, it's pretty amazing... and Funny.
The type of hip humor that you would like.

They do a trick where they shoot 357 Colt Python revolvers at each other,
Through glass plates,
snd catch the Marked (by audience members) bullets in their mouth.

I watched them do it a zillion times and I can't figure out how they do it.
 
So what's the deal with the recipe? Does it explode or something? Does the lemon juice totally react with the baking powder or something?

And did you really lose a friend over it?
 
When you mix the lemon juice with the Baking Soda, it foams up like the volcano you made in Science Class. Fills up the bowl and runs onto the counter.

Yeah, she was really pi$$ed.
Even though we told her not to do it unless we were there. (so we could enjoy the fun).
 
I'm going to have to try that sometime. That will be awesome!

...putting together my list now.
 
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