Thursday, 19 August 2010

EGGS, Eggs & eggs!

Last Saturday I entered the local Flower and Produce show. I was quite miffed no-one looked at my Lemon Curd. I couldn't understand it, everyone to whom I have given my Lemon Curd to always said it was perfect - perhaps they were being polite................

The recipe comes from this book. My grandmother used to make it, my mum used to make it and mun introduced this recipe to me when I was about ten. I've been making it for years without a failure........

Well that is till now!

Lemon Meringue Pie................

..................with a soggy bottom!
I know what happened I think I mis-read the recipe and didn't put enough cornflour in, all these years of making it and this happens at the crucial moment! Oh well there is always next year! I will do better! I will do better! Imagine I have written it a hundred times!!!!
You must be asking by now where do the eggs come in to all of this? Well first of all I made an Egg Custard Tart, but instead of using two large eggs I used three egg yolks, and saved the three whites for the meringue. It became a cross between Lemon Meringue and Eaton Mess with lemons, but it tasted very good!

17 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful looking book! I was reading some of the other recipes in it too! I think your lemon meringue pie looks delicious and bet it tasted so even if you say it had a soggy bottom!!! x

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  2. oh my days i have no sweet things in my house due to trying to loose a few stone....but boy' does that look scrummmmmmmmy! yum yum yum x
    p.s i have a more saggy than soggy bottom hehehehe x

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  3. Mmm sounds yummy! We have an old stork butter recipe book that my Nan gave to my Mum when she was a teenager and we still use it to this day! Although it is a bit tatty and falling apart, it has the best cake recipes!
    Tamzin X

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  4. I've got the same Stork book, but I haven't tried any of the receipes out yet. Perhaps I should have a baking day this weekend and dig the Stork out from the back fo the fridge!

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  5. As Tamzin has said, our most used & favourite recipe book is our 1970's "Flop Proof Baking" by Stork - the recipes work every time - as long as you actually read them of course! ;-)

    Jayne

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  6. I adore Lemon Meringue and also Lemon Curd!
    And the old Stork cookery books are the best! ;-)

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  7. HI SWEETIE PIE!LOL
    THANKS FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENT!
    ITS ALWAYS A SWEET TREAT TO COME HERE TO VISIT YOU!
    I AGREE WITH ALL THE OTHER BLOGGER FRIENDS... YOUR MERINGUE PIE, LOOKS SCRUMPTIOUS!
    HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND,

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  8. That pie would do me! I love Lemon Meringue pie, Lemon Delicious in fact anything lemony.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  9. Oooh I am envious of that cookery book, I would love to delve into those yummy pages! Susie xxx

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  10. oh that book looks fab! im sure your lemon curd is super yummy! fliss xxx

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  11. I do love those old recipe books, passed down from mother to daughter, I think the meringue looks fantastic.

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  12. Julie you have won my giveaway at Somerset House can you please e-mail me your address to marlenejjones@googlemail.com

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  13. my e-mail address is on the comment before this one

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  14. I had a minor disaster involving cornflour the other day. I put too much in my crème brulée -misread teaspoon for tablespoons. i managed to remove most of it but I still ended up with vey firm custard! But like your pie, it still tasted good.

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  15. Yum yum.... lemon curd is my absolute favourite.... must put that on my list of things to make! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  16. Looks scrummy to me!
    This did remind me of my O'level Domestic Science exam .. all those years ago.
    I had to show the properties of eggs and so cooked Lemon meringue pie for my long suffering family.. time and time again.
    I am not sure I could do it now..

    Michele x

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  17. These things always happen at the worst moment, don't they? I haven't cracked the lemon curd in the village show yet either. I think it's poor that no feedback is given so I don't know what was wrong with it or how to improve.
    Thanks ever so much for all the comments you have made on my blog, it is good of you to spend so much time doing so. I must show you soon on the blog the original vintage railway poster we recently bought. A place you know well!
    Hen x

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