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need a good recipe using lemons that will mail well

french roast Feb 18, 2011 03:17 PM

I have two good things: a fridge full of meyer lemons, and a wonderful man that lives in another city. He LOVES anything lemon. I want to make some treats to send him, but the things I make most often (cupcakes and lemon bars) might not go through the mail too well. Anyone have any suggestions on something I could make and send. Please--my man needs his lemons. Candy, cake, anything.

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    escondido123 Feb 18, 2011 04:45 PM

    A friend of mine who loves Meyer lemons likes it the best if I just mail the lemons!

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      smtucker Feb 18, 2011 04:41 PM

      Just this week I have cooked with Meyer Lemons for the first time ever, and I am hooked. First off, I made a Lemon Tea Cake which stores very well. The lemon-loving man in my life is in love with this cake. It is very good. http://www.lindystoast.com/2005/12/meyer_lemon_pou.html

      The other item I have made this week is a Meyer Lemon Marmalade. Recommended to me by JoanN in the COTM thread. This marmalade is incredibly good, and so easy to make. LemonMan would love this too.

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        ninrn Feb 18, 2011 04:33 PM

        Only sweet stuff? If savory is good, too, --salt preserved lemons. Nice addition to so many dishes besides Moroccan, -- soups, stews, salad dressings, in mayo for sandwiches. Here's a recipe for it that uses Meyer lemons: <http://www.modernbeet.com/archives/97>.

        1. meatn3 Feb 18, 2011 04:22 PM

          Lemon pound cake.

          Candied lemons.

          1. blue room Feb 18, 2011 04:11 PM

            These are famous
            messy to make but worth it. This isn't relevant, but a policeman in my home asking about a burglary next door once told me how good they were.

            Or a jar of lemon curd, or lemon marmalade?

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              tastycakes Feb 18, 2011 03:55 PM


              also there is a fabulous citrus yogurt cake recipe on foodandwine.com. if you bake it in small loaf pans it would probably travel well.

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