Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Pie.

... "Dessert is not one of my specialties; however, when Mark Ciale posted some pictures of his spanakopita using pâte brisée, I had to make something sweet and tart.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Pie: Salt. AP Flour. Vegetable Shortening. US Butter. Ice-Cold Water. Heavy Cream. Mascarpone. Cream Cheese. Sugar. Lemon Juice. Egg Yolk. Cornstarch. Cream of Tartar. Egg White.

Baking is a science. I usually eyeball measurements in the majority of my recipes, however; I didn't want to mess this up. I will say though, the final result of the LMCP was not just photogenic, but damn good delicious. James went out to take care of some errands for Thanksgiving by getting the 10-pound turkey that I ordered from my butcher ... I told him just before that he left that I was going to make something simple for dinner ... when he got home though, I surprised him with a piece of the LMCP - you should have seen the look on his face. We were both surprised how good it came out. James said, '[m]aybe you should bake more.' I responded, 'Meh, I'll think about it." /thinks about opening a bakery while eating the torched and smoked meringue ...


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