Monday, January 28, 2008

A Fun Challenge - LMP

TinaE-Full

Well, I've finally finished, tasted and photographed my pie. I have to say I've had better, but it wasn't terrible either. I did find it to be a little runny, but not excessively. I typically like my meringue's to have a lot more meringue, and I like to pull out my torch to toast it rather than the oven. To be quite honest I've never toasted a meringue in the oven before, and I really didn't like it. The entire top layer of the meringue felt like a film when cutting it. It did taste good though. Nice and tangy. The crust was good too. I needed a touch more water to get rid of a few crumbles, but it still turned out.

TinaE-Sliced

When I tried to remove a slice it completely fell apart, and was a big mess. My husband didn't seem to mind though. It was a fun challenge, I cant wait for more!!!

-Tina E.

10 comments:

Lis said...

Now those photos were worth waiting for. ;)

My husband loved it too.. he ate the whole thing, minus one slice for my mom! heee!

Welcome to the Daring Bakers, Tina!

xoxo

Kelly said...

What a beautiful pie crust. Your pictures really highlight how good it looked. Welcome to the group!

Susan said...

I had that same slicing problem too, but it was improved after a night in the fridge. Congratulations on your first challenge!

Janet said...

I totally agree about this recipe being mediocre, and definitely prefer the torch vs. baking it. It's all good stuff to learn though!

breadchick said...

Men seem to be drawn to LMP. Great job on your challenge!

Sheltie Girl said...

Your pie turned out beautifully. It's okay that it was slightly runny, but I'm sure the next day it had set up.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Maryann said...

Hi Tina!It looks great from here :)Congrats.

Dolores said...

Great job Tina. I think it's important to have fun with these challenges, regardless of how they turn out. Because until/unless we get paid to be there, the kitchen's a recreational outlet for the majority of us. Welcome, and congratulations on your first challenge!

Princess of the kitchen said...

What a pretty pie. Perfectly set curd, beautiful meringue and i love the pattern in the pastry/. Well done!

Sandicita said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I prefer the torch method too and actually broke the rules and did it that way. ;O)