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|Mr and Mrs Brooks
currently living in L.A., a yearning for all things british sparked a discussion between my husband and I about the Great British biscuit assortments of our 1970s childhood, we loathed Lincolns but were both fans of the lemon puff and realised we hadn't seen one for a while. Do they still exist?
Keeping the flag flying, love to the wife
Mr and Mrs Brooks
|Nicey replies: Yes the Lemon puff is still around although its a pale shadow of its former self. Lemon puffs of old were rectangular with a scalloped edge and were finished in a sticky sugar glaze. This was baked until it just began to caramelise giving the biscuits a rich golden colour. I actually didn't like them much as they were too much like a couple of crackers that were trying to make it in the world of sweet biscuits. None the less I respected the path they had taken.
Lemon puffs today are small round affairs, the glaze is virtually non existent, the lemon filling isn't tart enough, and the biscuits are drab. Apparently the Lemon Puff is very popular in Sri Lanka, so may be you can still get good ones there.