This month's DB challenge ... LEMON MERINGUE PIE or Free-style LEMON TARTLETS
When I first heard about the challenge I must admit I did not get too excited, but after thinking about it for a while and discussing it with my Bad Monsieur Josh (a.k.a The Pie Maker)
I decided to give it a go and make it the BEST Lemon Meringue Pie, I've ever had... (secret confession.. I am not a lemon meringue pie connoisseur), I began to think what could I do with the recipe and I prepared all of my ingredients
On Saturday afternoon the neighbours of the 9th floor were unsuspecting of the fact that they would wake up to a sea of Lemon Curd, seriously.. this was MY favourite part of the challenge, mixing in the corn starch and the sugar and waiting for it to thicken.. you get this goooey fun to work with and watch lemony curd, I just wanted to keep making more and more, but the more I thought about my plan of flooding the 9th floor of my building with lemon curd.. I realized that perhaps my neighbours would not appreciate it as much as my fellow Daring Bakers would.. so /sigh .. no lemon curd flood.
The only change that I made to the recipe was that I added some lemon zest to my pastry dough, you really couldn't feel it but I liked the idea of hiding something in the crust mwahahahaha!!! And.. I decided to make tartlets instead of ONE BIG pie, I really liked them.. mmmm sooo yummy ^_^
and for your delight.. a lovely picture of the tarts .. oh and thank you to Jenn from The Canadian Baker for this month's challenge