this month's daring baker's challenge was a classic - lemon meringue pie, hosted by jen at the canadian baker.
many of us 20-somethings have never made meringue...i have only a few times and what a relief mine turned out swell! this sweet, marshmallowy concoction is something of a lost art. its not often you turn up a friend's house to hear that your friend is making a meringue pie!
lucky for my friend who popped over last night just as i was about to put the pie in the oven. with only my husband and i in the house, the meringue would go south before we would be able to finish it, so i was welcoming anyone that wanted to come by and try this month's challenge. my friend was elated, it turns out this nostalgic pie is her all-time favorite! (don't you love having people excited about your treats!?!)
as you can see from my pictures, i was short on a pie dish. i had just finished making the filling when my husband took over my counter space to make a sandwich. by the time i returned to the kitchen he had a very sour look on his face and insisted that i 'was going to kill him' ....turns out while mid-sandwich-artistry something fell on my pie plate and cracked it! aggghhh! my new pie plate -and i was so excited to use it!
fittingly, when life hands you lemons - you make lemon meringue pie! so, i used my limited resources and made one with a casserole lid and the other, a mini-version, in a ramekin.
despite the dish debacle, i think they were still pretty sweet.
thank you jen for bringing us back to meringue! cha cha cha!
the queen bee