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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 10:47 AM
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    Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 10:47 AM
    Lemon Meringue Pie 21st Sep 04 at 10:47 AM
    i want a good recipe for one if any one has one. been fancying it for ages, but don't like the look of shop bought ones they always look too yellow. thanks.
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    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 21st Sep 04, 11:05 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:05 AM
    What I usually do is buy the lemon meringue mix which makes the lemon middle bit. I then make my own pastry or biscuit base and my own meringue on the top. This is much nicer than shop bought meringues. I would like to try it with real lemons too though.

    The following recipe makes the most fantastic almond pastry for the bottom and meringue for the top. Try it!

    Almond Pastry

    Sift 6 oz flour onto a work top (not into a bowl) and a pinch of salt. Sprinkle 2 oz ground almonds onto this. Make a well in the centre and add 2oz castor sugar, 2 egg yolks (the whites can be saved to make the meringue top) and 2 drops vanilla essence. Use the fingertips of one hand only mix together just the eggs and sugar until mixture is creamy. Add 3oz unsalted, softened butter and carry on mixing in the same way but incorporate the flour this time. Knead gently into a dough and wrap in cling film. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

    Meringue

    Set a pan of water simmering on a ring and place a glass bowl over this. Add 4 egg whites and 8oz icing sugar and whisk vigorously with an electric whisk. (This can be a bit boring and will take about 10 minutes but persevere!) Remove the bowl and and 3-4 drops vanilla essence. This is now ready to top your pie and is absolutely fantastic and nothing like the shop ones!!! Bake for 10 minutes on Gas 3.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 11:14 AM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:14 AM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:14 AM
    thanks, will give that a go. didn't know you could buy kit form, is it with the baking stuff?
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 21st Sep 04, 11:18 AM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:18 AM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:18 AM
    Delia's recipe for the lemon filling (which I must get round to trying is:

    Measure 275ml(10floz) water into a jug. Put 3tblsp cornflour and 50g (2oz) golden caster sugar into a bowl. Add enough of the water to make a paste. Pour the rest of the water into a saucepan and add the grated zest of 2 large lemons to it. Bring to the boil and then pour it gradually into the cornflour mix, stirring all the time until its smooth. Return this to the saucepan and bring to the boil again, stirring for about a minute. Remove from the heat and beat in 3 large egg yolks, juice of 2 large lemons and then, finally, 40g (1 oz) butter. This can now be poured onto your prepared pastry base and the whisked meringue spooned on top.

    Delia says cook the completed pie on Gas 5, 375C,190C for 45 minutes.
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 21st Sep 04, 11:19 AM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:19 AM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:19 AM
    thanks, will give that a go. didn't know you could buy kit form, is it with the baking stuff?
    Yes, should be with the cake mixes and other pudding mix packets. Its usually in a box. Sainsburys do their own brand but there are other brands too.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 11:21 AM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:21 AM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 11:21 AM
    thanks.
    • MATH
    • By MATH 21st Sep 04, 3:23 PM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 3:23 PM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 3:23 PM
    Mrs Man makes Delia's one and it's FABAROONI.

    Once it's cooked she turns the oven off, opens the door ajar and leaves oven and pie to go cold.

    I don't know what this does but it tastes nice.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 21st Sep 04, 6:29 PM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 6:29 PM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 6:29 PM
    I always used to use the kit form until Delia's recipe came along. Really it is loads nicer and not at all difficult to do (even for me). I'm useless at pastry so sometimes use a bought pastry case (yes yes, waseful I know) or ready rolled out stuff. Bit of a cheat sometimes when it comes to cooking!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 21st Sep 04, 7:42 PM
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    • 21st Sep 04, 7:42 PM
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
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    • 21st Sep 04, 7:42 PM
    man, it makes the outside of the meringue crisp as it cools quicker and the inside soft, gran swore by that method.

    right will give the delia one a bash, asked in sainsburys but they no longer sell the kits at this one, so home made it is.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 21st Sep 04, 9:03 PM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    Let us know if you like it.
  • cathy
    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    OK WHO POSTED THIS RECIPE SEPERATLEY

    JUST TO MAKE IT HARDER TO GET THEM TOGETHER

    IVE GOT MY EYE ON YOU

    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 22nd Sep 04, 10:51 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    OK WHO POSTED THIS RECIPE SEPERATLEY

    JUST TO MAKE IT HARDER TO GET THEM TOGETHER

    IVE GOT MY EYE ON YOU

    Sorry! :-[
    I posted the recipe and then read the thread about putting recipes all in the same spot!
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 22nd Sep 04, 10:52 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    Mrs Man makes Delia's one and it's FABAROONI.

    Once it's cooked she turns the oven off, opens the door ajar and leaves oven and pie to go cold.

    I don't know what this does but it tastes nice.
    I couldn't do this because I would return later to find bits of it all over the floor and three 'innocent' Cavaliers licking their lips!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 22nd Sep 04, 11:43 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    i'm sorry too Cathy for asking. :-[ lol beachbeth i have to bake things ;like that when the kids are out or i find holes in it.
    • MATH
    • By MATH 22nd Sep 04, 6:11 PM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    Mrs Man has the same problem.
    Mr Man backs innocently away muttering about urgent work to do in the garage
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 22nd Sep 04, 7:12 PM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    ;D what do men do in garages anyway, i've always wondered.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 22nd Sep 04, 9:09 PM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    Don't ask! : :-/
    • MATH
    • By MATH 23rd Sep 04, 1:24 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    Sharnt tell :P
    • Glad
    • By Glad 23rd Sep 04, 9:48 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    I can confirm Delia's is the best ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 23rd Sep 04, 9:48 AM
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    Re: Lemon Meringue Pie
    oh go on. can't be that exciting??
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