Ah, the winter, what can one say about that…fluffy blankets and even fluffier
scarves, warm cuddles on the couch in front of a toasty fire, hearty soups and
YES, I said Lemon Meringue……hehehehe….comfort food
(high in “yummiestness” and high in sugar).
This recipe is quick, easy and pretty much fool proof. So if you have never attempted
to make Lemon Meringue, give it a go….
REALLY, WHAT’S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN!!?
1 packet Tennis biscuits
1 tin Condensed milk
125ml (½ cup) Lemon juice
150g Butter (You could use Margarine, but WHY?)
¼ Cup (60ml) Castor sugar
1. Melt the Butter.
2. Crush the Tennis biscuits until finely crumbled
(I put them in a plastic bag and give them a
good whack with the rolling pin,
but you could use the food processor also)
and add the melted butter
3. Press into pie dish (using your fingers) and place in the fridge.
4. Pour whole tin of condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
5. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to
the condensed milk and stir till well blended.
6. Add lemon juice and stir until it thickens.
7. Pour over the biscuit crust.
8. Combine the egg whites and castor sugar
and beat until stiff (+/-15 minutes).
9. Pour it over the lemon curd.
10. Bake at 140°C for 30 – 40 minutes
or until meringue is lightly browned.
Hints and Tips
1. The reason you need to stir the ingredients for the curd, is simply
because mixing it with an electric mixer
will put too much air into it. Not what we want for curd.
2. Everybody does their meringue mixing differently.
Personally, I mix the meringue until
before peaking, only then add sugar and mix stiff.
3. For lovely white meringue, you can add just a splash (2 ml) of lemon juice.
4. If you like a high meringue on your
Lemon Meringue, then add as many egg whites as you
want with 30ml Castor Sugar added for each egg white.
Personally, I suffer with a small case
of CDO (OCD Alphabetically) and like the layers to be equal in size… ;-)
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Matthew 5:6, (MSG).