Friday March 14th was PIE day (also known as PI day as in 3.1416), unfortunately I didn't get to make any pies that day, but on Saturday I made lemon meringue tartlets for Miss Martha and her Josh.. it is really nice to use a recipe from the Daring Bakers over and over, the recipe has proven very delicious so that is WHY I keep going back to it.
I knew that I would have leftover curd from the tartlets, so I decided to adventure and do something from the LCBO's Food & Drink magazine for the Spring 2008 LEMON SABAYON NESTS *giggles* I love saying sabayon... sabayon.. sabayon.. *clears throat* anway, I made the nests for which you need:
* a muffin tin (greased)
* a preheated oven at 350F
* a few sheets of phyllo dough
* melted unsalted butter
* granulated sugar
the way to prepare the nests is: roll the dough and cut little strips like pasta, then separate them, put little piles of the dough in the muffin tins, gently hollowing out the centre to make a nest shape, you then proceed to brush them with butter and sprinkle them with sugar and bake them for 6-8 minutes.
Once the nests were done I only had to fill them with the same curd that the tarts had, but I wanted to make them prettier so I mashed some raspberries and mixed them with a little bit of sugar and pour that mixture over the filled curd nests ........ and this was the result!
I am sad to report that the nests did not survive the trip to Miss Martha's house, they were too fragile, however the tartlets were enjoyed and I was happy... I love making people happy with my baking!
That is all for now, may you have wonderful dreams of spring desserts!