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Krembo typically marks the Winter season in Israel. They are in stores from the end of September only until the end of March. The name in Hebrew is a combination of two words, “krem” and “bo” meaning “cream-in-it.” Krembo has a round biscuit base (in my recipe, I use store-bought Oreos) topped with whipped meringue dipped in chocolate, and then sold individually wrapped in foil. I enjoy making Krembos at home, a sweet taste of Israeli childhood. Please read the recipe before you start!

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Servings: 25



The meringue:

  • Fill a wide pot with at least 1 ½ inches (4 cm) of water. Place over high heat until boiling, then adjust the temperature to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • In a glass bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, water, and salt.
  • Set the bowl over the steaming water (the bowl should "sit" on the sides of the pot and not touch the water).
  • Stir constantly with a spatula until the sugar is completely dissolved (check that there is no granular sensation between the fingers) for about 8 and 10 minutes. The mixture should be warm to the touch.
  • Very carefully, transfer the egg mixture to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip at high speed until the meringue is glossy and beginning to ball up inside the whisk, about 5 minutes. The meringue should be stable enough to be piped.
  • Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and place the Oreo cookies 1- inch (2 cm) apart ( you do not need to get rid of the filling, use them as is)
  • Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag with a wide tip and pipe onto the cookies (like ice cream).
  • Transfer to the freezer to stabilize for 20 minutes.

For the chocolate coating:

  • In a microwave-safe- bowl melt the chocolate in 20 -30 seconds intervals. Add the oil and mix until smooth and melted.
  • Pour the chocolate over the Krembos. It helps to use a spoon. Or, you can dip the cookies into the chocolate.
  • Carefully move the Krembos onto a clean tray. Allow about an hour to cool or place in the fridge.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Tips and Tricks:

  • The mixing bowl must be absolutely clean and grease-free or the whites won’t whip up.
  • Piping: Place the tip nearly on the surface. Using gentle, even pressure, squeeze out a dollop of meringue, lifting the bag as you do so.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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