Caramel Sponge Kisses

"Sponge kisses are a truly Aust/NZ invention .. these are two "crispy" crusted sponge-cakes, akin to ladyfingers or Savoiardi [which are based on Savoy Biscuit or Pastry], sandwiched together with your favourite icing or frosting.."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
12 kisses
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Caramel:

  • Melt sugar in a saucepan and heat until it is a light coffee colour; cool a little.
  • Add the hot milk and dissolve caramel in it.
  • Kisses:

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add lukewarm caramel and egg yolks.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients with a spoon.
  • Lastly fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites.
  • Either pipe [pastry bag] onto lightly greased baking trays or spoon onto trays using rounded teaspoonsful.
  • Bake about 9 - 12 minutes at 190ºC (375ºF).
  • When cold sandwich together -- .

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