Monday, January 28, 2008

MMM Lemon Meringue Pie..

Wohoo!! It's my first Daring Bakers Challenge!!

I love lemon meringue pie. Absolutely love it, and so does my hubbs. So he was rather happy about this. I read the recipe, read it again,made sure I had everything and understood everything. Going great so far, yup. I started with the crust it was going great! It looked yummy and smelled great too! That is, until I put it in the oven. It sank! One big giant piece of pastry..Um..no thats's no good. Well, we can make this work. It'll just be a big tart like thing. The lemon curd wasOH SO GOOD. It was so good me, hubbs, and Roxy (our wanna be human collie/german shepherd puppy) had all gotten our paws into it. It set up beautifully and wasn't runny at all. Next time I might do a tiny bit less lemon, maybe mine were just super potent lemons. And the meringue, it was a dream!

So, I started on my pie/tart thing. I sort of just globed the lemon curd in the middle in a mound leaving about an inch on the sides for the meringue. Then i put the meringue on top, well the meringue that i didn't sneak (note:don't eat raw egg white. I know I shouldn't I just couldn't help myself).  I spread the meringue all the way to the sides so the curd couldn't escape and It looked awsome! I was so excited. So into the oven it goes. YAY pie!! So after it can out I couldn't wait to get my hands/fingers/spoon/anythingthatwillgetmeabite into it. And OH goodness it was YUMMY. Hubs loved it too, as well as our neighbors cause we couldn't eat a whole pie ourselves. We, we could it just wouldn't be healthy. The only problem I had, besides the flat crust, was that the next day the crust was rather soggy, but i sort of expected that.
I do have pictures, but I'm not exactly computer savvy. I can't figure out how to put them up so bear with me til I figure it out please =)

I'm glad my first challenge wasn't so hard. I woud definitely make this again, except I will use my own pastry. Thanks so all the Daring Baker family! Thanks to Jen for this months challenge! Thanks to Lis and Ivonne for starting this ever-growing group! And especially to Lis for answering, patiently, all my crazy e-mails. (Even though she forgot about me in the beginning)

11 comments:

Lis said...

HAR! You crack me up!

I have a feeling I'm never going to live that down, am I? hehee! I'm so sorry!!!!!!!! :D

Fantabulous post.. can't wait to see the photos.. if you need any help, just lemme know.

xoxo

Susan said...

I'm glad your first challenge turned out so well. I'm looking forward to the photos!

Kelly said...

I love your make it work attitude. Can't wait to see the pictures!

SweetDesigns said...

woot glad your first challenge went so well!! Congrats =)

breadchick said...

Great job on your first challenge!

Sheltie Girl said...

Congratulations on finishing your first DB challenge. I'm so glad your free form tart turned out to be delicious.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Maryann said...

Hi Marisa!Congrats on your first challenge :)

Dolores said...

Congratulations on a successful first challenge Marissa, and welcome to the insanity! I can tell already you're going to have no trouble fitting in. :)

Jasmine said...

Great post and congrats on your first challenge :)

j

Sandicita said...

Great job! I didn't love the pastry either but loved the curd. Welcome to DB

Aparna said...

My first challenge too. Glad the LMP turned out ok. Will wait for the pictures.