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)