Lemon Meringue Pie
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
3 teaspoons icing sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tbs water
1/2 cup cornflour
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 and 1/4 cups water
2 tsp grated lemon rind
3 egg yolks
60g unsalted butter
3 egg whites
1/2 cup caster sugar
A pinch cream of tartar
1.Set your oven first at 200 celcius.Grease your pie pan or pie dish. I don't have either both so I just use my normal round cake pan.
2.Combine flour & icing sugar and sift.
3.Then put in slices of slightly soft cold butter and rub it until turns to like bread crumbs.After that, put in 1 egg yolk
4.Fold it and make it into a dough.Wrap with film wrap and pop it in the fridge for 1/2 hour
5.After 1/2 an hour in the fridge. Take the dough out and roll it as usual on your board. If the dough is too soft just put a little bit of flour.Then lay it on your pie pan.
6.Lay a greaseproof paper that fits on your pie pan, put in beans or rice according to your preference. Then blind bake the pastry for 10-20 minutes. After 20 mins,take out the greaseproof paper with your beans or rice. Be careful it is hot. Then pop in the pastry back in the oven again,bake for another 20 mins or until golden brown. In the picture I use rice for blind baked the pastry. Then I use the rice to make porridge. Don't waste any food.
After baked, let the pastry cool.
1. Combine water,cornflour,sugar & lemon juice in a saucepan. On medium high,whisk the ingredients until it thickens. After that, take out 1/3 of the lemon mixture and whisk it into the 3 egg yolks in another bowl. At this time you must be quick or you will get a scramble egg.Then transfer back the egg mixture into the saucepan,put in the butter and lemon rind.Cook it at low heat for another 10 minutes.This to make sure that the lemon filling is properly cook and will not make it soggy.
When the pastry is cool a bit, pour in the lemon filling.The proceed to do the meringue.
1.Combine the egg whites & cream of tartar.Whisk until soft peak forms. The gradually,put in the caster sugar then whisk again until stiff peak.
Then put the meringue on the lemon pie,use your creativity to give the meringue some texture.The bake in the oven at 190 degree celcius for 10 mins.
After 10 mins, take out the lemon meringue pie and let it cool completely. Yeah, I know it looks delicious not to mention the smell is irresistible but it is important to let it cool completely.
Here's the finish pie:
Well, there you go! The complete tutorial. I will post another tutorial soon. Thinking to do my version of Tiramisu. Yessss...!!! You heard me. TIRAMISU! So watch out the post!