Monday, January 28, 2008

Daring Bakers + lemons + meringue = lemon meringue PIE challenge

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

41 comments:

zorra said...

Cute little LMPs and I like how you prepared the ingredients. ;-)

Foodie Froggy said...

Yeah, they look fantastic !I also liked the little drawings, very cute.

bbaking said...

Those are some real cute pies there!

Yet another beautiful ingredients list! x

bbaking said...

Thanks for your naan bread message! I actually have made some more discoveries and improvements on the naan, I'll add them to the post x Ollie loved the hug!

April said...

Great job on your tartlets! I would so love to be in a flood of lemon curd! Oh, and I love the ingredient list!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those tattlets look very cute! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Now those are cool crowns! Hidden zest in the crust, I think that would be excellent. Love that meringue!

Merav said...

Adorable little tarts! Great job!

Joy said...

Your tartlets are so artistic - love them! I also like the knitting wool in your header - such a great colour. If I'm ever fooded I want it to be by lemon curd or perhaps chocolate sauce. Yum!

Deborah said...

Your tarts look excellent!

Pixie said...

ooh, great thinking on adding lemon zest to the dough! and adore your little drawings!!!

Candace said...

Fabulous! Love the little drawings, too cute!

Tartelette said...

I have been looking for your drawing for a month! The tartlets turned out beautiful!

maybahay said...

veeery cute little things your tartlets turned out to be. yum!

Barbara said...

I love your spiky meringue! Good job!

Meryl said...

Thanks for the tip about the crust not getting soggy. And I love your drawings of the ingredients--too cute!

ioyces said...

love your little drawings and the little peaks on the tartlets....!! Good job!!

Katie B. said...

I am in love with your drawings, too!! Your little tarts are just too cute! Love it!

Rachel said...

Cute tarlets! I added lemon juice to the crust!

joey said...

The tarts are adorable! And such a cute ingredients list :)

Aparna said...

Your little tarts sure look good.Neat spikes on the meringue, too.
And thanks for coming by my blog.

sher said...

Lemon curd is a gift from the gods, as far as I'm concerned. Your little tarts are soooo cute! I want to shove one into my mouth. Do you think I could shove 2 in at the same time?

Susan said...

Adorable tarts with their punk haircuts!

linda said...

Very cute drawings & spikey tartlets! Thought making the curd was the best part of making the pie too :)

Tempered Woman said...

I like the idea of lemon zest in the dough, I'm thinking you could even add lemon extract. Yummy idea!
They look super cute. I liked the curd as well but never felt compelled to flood the house with it. I'm afraid you're on your own with that one. ;-)
Congrats on defeating this challenge!

Half Baked said...

Cute little lmp tartlettes! lemon curd flood...mmm...:) Love the little drawings!

Madeleine said...

Great job with the pies!!!

I also liked the picture of the ingredients!! ;)

Judy said...

Cute tarts! Love the spiky meringue, too. I think I like tarts better than whole pies now. Glad to meet a fellow knitter, too.

Randi said...

i love the meringue decor on top. i too loved the lemon curd, i think i'll make some more and some scones and fatten up for the winter. great job :) thanks for the comment!

Brilynn said...

They look like little crowns, pretty!

Claire said...

The spikes in your meringue make the pies look like the top of some mischievious little boys' heads!! Looks great.

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

BEAUTIFUL tarts!!! How incredibly cute :) Nice job!

And about your post on Heath Ledger - I wish it was a joke too :( How sad for someone so talented and young to be gone......

carrie aka miss martha said...

I was the incredibly lucky recepient (sp?) of some of those lovely punkish little tartlets and they were like a ray of sunshine on the tastebuds. Are there any more?!?!?!

Dolores said...

I love the image of a blob of lemon curd coursing its way through the 9th floor... how very 1970's horror film!

Great job on January's challenge.

Jen Yu said...

Oh, those are so beautiful and dainty. I love your tarts!! Nice addition of the zest to the crust too - a great idea :)

Peabody said...

Your ingredient drawing is too cute. Glad you ended up liking the pie.

Quellia said...

So did you at least get some curd on the 9th floor? A corner or so? :-)
Beautiful tarts!

Lunch Buckets said...

Hidden zest? Anarchist!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Your little LMPs are precious. Enjooyed reading your post & I think the notelets are brilliant!! The naan is one thing you've made me want to try...thanks :0)

wmpe said...

What cute little tarts! I agree, the lemon curd was great. What a fun and energetic write-up!! Your drawings are great. Wendy

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