Monday, January 28, 2008
Lovely Lemons for a Pretty Pie
I've not made a lemon meringue pie in years. The primary reason is that I was lazy too make pie shells. Not any more! This crust was easy to roll out, easy to lay out and turned out like a shortbread cookie, light and crisp!
I cut out 3" scallop edged circles and half of these i placed in mini muffin tins to make a free style tartlettes and mini tarts.
I then proceeded to make the curd. I was hopeful that it was going to gel properly as it seemed quite thick. I needed it to hold it's shape as my tartlette was quite small. It turned out absolutely delightful!
After assembling everything, I piped the meringue on top and i torched it instead of baking it. I thought it would be pretty to see the curd peeking from underneath a white cap. Yummy! I had so many tartlettes last night and again this morning that I wish I made more! Till the next challenge!