I recently watched the Horizon documentary What’s the Right Diet for You, and doing the online test found me to be a ‘constant craver’, which wasn’t really very suprising. But not particularly helped by constantly thinking about ‘what can I make next ‘.
This lemon meringue pie is a perfect example, I saw a pie on TV and decided I had to have pie, spent the next few hours thinking of what pie and looking up recipes and had an internal debate as to whether I should make it or not (just for the record, I did do other things that day!).
Another problem I have no time concept when it comes to baking, so when I started making this at 5.30pm, even though I know it should have been chilled for an hour, I had every intention of eating this after dinner (and I did).
I went with the Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie recipe as I liked the addition of orange to the lemon curd.
1) Prepare the pastry case
2) once the curd has been prepared, pour over the prepared pastry case
3) I piped the meringue on top
4) ready to serve
The recipe states to leave the pie to cool for 30mins and leave to rest for a further 1hr to set.
To me lemon meringue pie is a light, summery dessert. Eating it warm seemed wrong, however, it tasted really good and made a lovely winter treat.