Daring Bakers: Lemon Meringue Pie

by katerina on January 29, 2008

The Daring Bakers strike again, this time challenging me with that darn pastry making. After the bostini I felt pretty confident in my egg white whipping abilities – or that of my kitchen aid at least- but pastry is altogether different. In the end though, it was the custard that was my undoing.

Never underestimate the custard. But lets start with what I thought would be the most challenging part – the homemade pie dough. The crust was actually quite successful, in fact I even impressed the boyfriend (a self declared pie expert). He made me promise to save it so I could recreate it for his upcoming birthday with a fruit pie

The custard however, was rather more liquidy then solid and though the flavour is right none of the pictures of it made it through the editing process. So sad! Next time less liquid or more gelatin I guess. It really was tasty though, one of the great things about cooking is that it can still be successful even if it doesn’t look good. Great challenge this month, I am very much looking forward to next month. For the recipe check out this months challenger Jen the Canadian Baker.

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