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Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/14/2012 9:21 PM EDT
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I keep looking at this brand new recipe and thinking about trying it.....
MINI LEMON CUP CANDIES
www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/145151/Mini-Lemon-Cup-Candies/detail.aspx">http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/145151/Mini-Lemon-Cup-Candies/detail.aspx
What's your opinion?  I think it needs more lemon - maybe a few drops pf lemon extract?

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/14/2012 11:19 PM EDT
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I agree, Nancy. I don't think the grated rind is enough lemon. Let us know how they taste!!!!

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/15/2012 8:00 PM EDT
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I love lemon and I had high hopes for this recipe. Nestles calls it "Easy".
Millie B says it's easy and good - and twice Maryann O says it's easy and good.
I thought it needed more lemon so used the grated peel of TWO lemons - and I added a dash of pure lemon extract.
I did not think the recipe was easy - such measurements as  "2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons ..." is not easy or fast for me.  Grating a lemon is not fast or easy... forming 42 tiny balls is not fast or easy (I got just 38 tiny balls and 'way, way too much 'icing' ) Waiting for the stuff to chill -- trying to keep the icing from drying out ........... Kneading on powdered sugar. With the doubled amount of grated lemon peel it still had a very,very remote lemon taste.    Oh, my goodness.
In my opinion it's a complicated recipe that makes lots of dirty dishes.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/30/2012 10:32 AM EDT
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Nancy,
I just looked at your first question on this and went to the recipe.  It was not until I returned to give my comment that I saw your second post.
My first reactions when I read the recipe were:
1. not nearly enough lemon flavor in the zest of 1 lemon to flavor these candies.
2. sort of a lot of steps as described.
 I would probably use the zest of 2 possibly 3 lemons and even add some lemon oil not lemon extract but the oil for more flavor.  I might try these and let you know how I change the method.  Thank you for posting your results it will save me from following the directions exactly as given.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/30/2012 11:57 AM EDT
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Nikki -- what's "lemon oil " ?  What is the difference in lemon extract that's easy to get? 
Where do I get lemon oil?
Thanks

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/30/2012 4:00 PM EDT
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You can usually get oils (lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, etc) in the candy making aisle.  It's more potent than extract and is made for making candies.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/30/2012 5:50 PM EDT
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Thank you Barbara ... I'll look for that my next trip shopping.  I buy Wilton's Sparkling Sugar in that part of the store but never even see the oils.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/31/2012 11:04 AM EDT
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You can also buy oils at stores like Whole Foods or Health Food Stores but make sure they can be used for baking.
They are very potent so a little goes a long way.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/31/2012 2:27 PM EDT
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Frown  I went to the local Walmart Super Store this morning.  It had no flavorings,(except butter flavoring and clear imitation vanilla) extracts or oils...... nothing.
I have no idea where I can get such stuff in this rural area.
I'll look for a Wilton web site ......... (which is silly.  I bet I can live on without an oil - LOL)

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/31/2012 6:54 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies:
  I went to the local Walmart Super Store this morning.  It had no flavorings,(except butter flavoring and clear imitation vanilla) extracts or oils...... nothing. I have no idea where I can get such stuff in this rural area. I'll look for a Wilton web site ......... (which is silly.  I bet I can live on without an oil - LOL)
Posted by Nancy G


Do you have a Michaels Craft store near you?  They have a selection of baking and candy making supplies.  I would bet they have the oils.

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/31/2012 8:43 PM EDT
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Yes Nikki - there is a Michaels in the neighboring town .... LOL .... I have a gold card.
I buy lots of stuff for the kid's art class I have a church while parents are in choir practice.
Choir practice has been cancelled the past two weeks because so much has been going on but
we'll be back at it soon.
I'll check their Wilton section next time I'm over there.  Thanks

Re: Mini Lemon Cup Candies

posted at 5/31/2012 9:17 PM EDT
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I have never even thought of using flavored oils before in cooking, but i have tried them for the bathtub soaks, i am fond of the mint flavors. i am going to try the lemon flavor for both real soon

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