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Powder Puff Sandwiches

Sorry, not enough brain power to write something about these... Just know that they are amazing... they are so pretty, and definitely worth the effort of making.
Go make now!!


Powder Puffs
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup cornstarch
* 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

* 3 eggs, separated
* 3/4 cup sugar

Fillings (pick any):
*Raspberry or strawberry Jam, Lemon curd, stiffly whipped cream
*Confectionery sugar for dusting.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, and baking soda into a bowl. Separate the eggs into two bowls. Beat the whites to soft peaks. Add the sugar to the egg whites in 3 stages, beating after each addition to make a stiff meringue. Whisk in the egg yolks, 1 at a time. Sift the dry ingredients together, then sift them over the egg mixture, and fold them in with the whisk, without beating or you'll lose volume.

Pipe or drop by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving room between them so they can spread. Bake until lightly golden, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the cakes to a rack to cool. They will harden slightly as they cool.

Sandwich the rounds together with whatever combination of filling you would like. Let the sweets sit an hour or so to soften before serving.

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