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Swedish Lemon Angels – Mmmmmm April 23, 2006

Posted by Retired Geezer in Food, Humor.

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


* 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


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.


1. blogidaho - April 23, 2006

Michael, I tried to split this post right before the recipe but it didn’t work.
Why the heck am I telling *you* about it? I’m supposed to be the Tech Dude.

2. blogidaho - April 23, 2006

Seems to be working now.
Tech Support Rocks.

3. Enas Yorl - April 23, 2006

So, what’s joke here? Do they taste really bad or something? Fill us in on teh funny

4. elzbth - April 23, 2006

One cup of lemon juice? Did you taste one of these yourself, R.G.?

5. michael - April 23, 2006

Well now, Enas, why don’t you just try that recipe, see what happens, and report back? We’re counting on you, buddy!

I’m thinking it’s important to use baking soda, not baking powder, in order for this delicacy to come out just right. And don’t forget to pour in the lemon juice “all at once and blend thoroughly.”

Oh, and wear a helmet.

6. blogidaho - April 23, 2006

Michael *gets* it.

Enas and Elzbth, think back to Science class.

7. elzbth - April 23, 2006

Oh! Science Project volcanoes.

8. lauraw - April 23, 2006

Somebody broke off a friendship over that?

9. Dave in Texas - April 23, 2006

1 cup of lemon juice or one half ounce of Preparation H.

same effect

10. blogidaho - April 23, 2006

Yeah, and if you knew Mrs. Geezer, who is really the sweetest person you’ll ever meet, you would be amazed that someone would want to voluntarily give up her friendship.

We gave her friend the recipe but told her to wait for us before she made them. We wanted to be there because the ingredients expand and overflow the bowl when you mix them.
She made them on her own and thought something went wrong. When we laughed about it she got mad that she spent money buying the ingredients.

11. michael - April 24, 2006

Is Mrs. Geezer’s former friend currently a sex slave in Thailand?

Just askin’.

12. lauraw - April 24, 2006

Wow, I bet she wasted a whole five bucks on ingredients. That must be the going rate for lifetime friendships these days.

No offense if Mrs. Geezer really loved her, but I don’t think she lost much.

13. blogidaho - April 24, 2006

Lauraw, IMHO you’re right.
That person was a little… different.
I tried to explain it, but felt convicted for being judgmental so I erased it.

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