I realize that I have yet to post any dessert recipes or pictures. Dessert can be a great way to keep goons from going up for third helpings. It’s also a nice thing to bring as a gift before eating other goons out of house and home.
So we have been watching Master Chef over the last few weeks, and it’s been fun to see home cooks make all sorts of basic dishes that I’ve never attempted before. In order to determine whether I could be Master Chef worthy, I’ve been tasking myself with making things outside of my comfort zone. Last week they made Lemon Meringue Pies in a two hour pressure challenge, and I just had to give it a whirl. They looked amah-maz-ing on TV and did not seem to be THAT hard.
Cooks Illustrated is my favorite place to start for new recipes in general, but particularly for desserts.There are too many ingredients and techniques in this recipe to post the whole thing, but basically, you make the crust, make the lemon custard, and top it off with the meringue.
It was definitely the prettiest dessert I’ve ever made, but I would have freaked if someone went for the pie-in-the-face trick.