When life gives you lemons…

Make lemon sponge! This clipping from a newspaper comes from a very old book I have. The pages are falling apart and falling out, but there is a wealth of recipes and notes in it, so I hope I can get them scanned to save them. The book is terribly damaged from years of use and neglect. There are many recipes that fall under the “Today’s Recipe” heading. Based on other clippings in the book, the owner lived in Wisconsin.

This recipe appears to be similar to a mousse once made.

Lemon Sponge

1/2 cup granulated tapioca

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

2 cups boiling water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

3 egg yolks

4 egg whites, beaten

Mix tapioca, salt, sugar and water. Cook in double boiler 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Add lemon juice and yolks. Cook 2 minutes. Fold in beaten egg whites. Cool and chill.

One thought on “When life gives you lemons…

  1. I was expecting a cake. This sounds nice and light and would probably be quite nice as a light and refreshing dessert with a drizzle of raspberry.


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