Would You Dare???



Yup! you guess it right. It's time for the Daring Baker's Challenge. This month's challenge is Lemon Meringue Pie, its hosted by Jen of Canadian Baker. To be honest, when I found out that the challenge will be a lemon meringue pie, I wasn't even scared or excited because well...I did it before, eions ago and it didn't turn out well. My crust, after a while turn out soggy because my eggwhites were weeping. I've read somewhere that its due to having a humid environment. Me living in Manila, we have a very himid environment, Wow! lucky me right!?!

When I finally got the chance to get started on my pie, Mother Nature was with me. Outside was cool and breezy. I thought everything would be great, I spoke too soon. What I hate most in making pies is making the crust. Me and crust making are mortal enemies!!! Jeez! this one is no different! I really got to get that food processor that I have been eyeing for quite sometime now, I can't really make them by hand. My crust turned out flaky but tough, by dog love the leftovers though. The filling, hmmmm.... it's procedure is quite different from what I used too. For one thing, the lemen filling that I use to make doesn't contain corn starch so I was a bit hesitant do follow the recipe as is. However, I kept thinking....this is a Daring Baker challenge so I don't have a choice but to follow the recipe. Well, I'm happy to say that I didn't regret it, the filling was nice but lacks a little more lemon love the texture when it was still warm. After than it seems like it gelled, maybe I should have pour it directly in the tart shell while warm instead of waiting for to cool off, still tasted good though. Hmmmm...the meringue, you ask??? welll...I love the meringue with its soft billowy texture and roasted top, like a marshmallow but much better. ;p

I'm planning to do this again so that I can berfect my crust. The truth is that's just an excuse to make lemon custard, I recently adore lemons.

nikcreate

I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!

17 comments:

  1. Marshmallows, only better... I'm sold!

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  2. Well done on the challenge!

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  3. Wonderful job on this challenge!

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  4. so nice.... well done! excellent!

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  5. Yup, the lemon filling was the best wasn't it!!

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  6. Cool, your meringue looks like lava! I mean that in a good way :)

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  7. I'm sure that you'll perfect the crust eventually - and it's such a wonderful pie to perfect it with! Great job!

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  8. Looking great... good job.

    Iisha

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  9. You can always just make the curd by it's self. It's good even on just toast.
    I really did like this pie.
    Beautiful pie!

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  10. have a lot of left over filling still, been wondering what i should do with them. suggestions????

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  11. Lovely job!
    xoxo

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  12. It is so interesting about how people from different parts of the world have such different opinions about lemons. It seems that in India they don't like it at all, while in Central Europe they like it if there isn't too much. As for me I really like lemony taste and I think that this recipe will be more lemony if there is no vanilla in it. But I can imagine using 3 lemons and a little less water. And I bet whipped cream would be nice if it's not a meringue kind of day. If you don't get a food processor for a while a pasty blender works well.

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  13. Did you make a rectangular pie? I love it!! I love seeing things that are traditional but have been changed just enough to make it original. :)

    Well done - as always! :D

    xoxo

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  14. hello! Lis I did make a rectangular pie! been searching for a square tart pan but can't find one :)

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  15. Love the rectangle. I'm glad the weather cooperated!

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  16. I love your long lemon meringue tart. Lovely presentation. Great job!

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

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  17. Great job with January's challenge... I'm glad the humidity didn't get in your way and that you learned something in the process.

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