Krembo is a light and airy confection that brings a hint of summer to the winter months in Israel when it’s too cold out for ice cream and ice pops. The name means “cream in it,” which is exactly as it sounds: Atop a round shortbread-style cookies sits a soft, airy meringue that’s piled high like a giant snow dome. The cookie is then fully coated in a thin layer of chocolate.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Mix in butter until blended.
- Add the eggs and mix.
- Make the dough and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface and make 1-inch cookie rounds.
- Bake at 375-degrees Fahrenheit on a greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes (or until golden brown).
- Heat water, lemon juice and sugar over low heat until it is syrupy.
- Whisk together egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar and keep whisking.
- Drizzle sugary syrup into egg whites while mixing with electric mixer on medium speed.
- Let cool.
- Melt chocolate in a sauce pan.
- Dollop a large spoonful of filling onto the cookies.
- Drizzle the chocolate ganache over cookies on a rack with parchment paper underneath.
- Let stand for an hour or two to harden.
- Recipe courtesy of LivingLanguage.com. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Recipe by Living Language
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