Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie!

Well, this was a pretty interesting endeavor. Not only was it staggering to watch a handmade pie walk out of the oven looking

like something you see in a magazine

But it was extremely diverting learning how to make a pie. Believe it or not, this was the first pie I've ever made. Albeit with the partnership of a friend, but still---I believe this counts as one of my accomplished baking ventures.

I think the meringue was supposed to be sweet...it tasted like how flavorless, solid foam probably tastes. I basically only enjoyed the filling and crust, whereas I was under the impression that the topping would be the winner, being utterly creamy and sugary. Ah well. Next time I'll dump a few more tablespoons into the meringue mixture and dazzle my taste-buds. As usual :D
There goes my modesty...

Next Adventure: Rainbow Tie-Dye Cake. Or Meringue Cookies. Just 'cause they sound relatively healthy and I might crave a home-baked snack before the weekend.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For my mom's upcoming birthday, I baked a "coffee cake" which, despite the recipe's title, isn't more than a sugar-cinnamon based plain cake. It turned out lovely, though, with a solid, yet soft texture pleasing to the senses. I'm baking lemon meringue pie with a friend this weekend, and am quite excited. Pictures will certainly be posted!

 -Finished Product
-The pan I use tends to brown the cake a little unevenly...or perhaps I don't even the batter out properly. 

-A quick batch of cinnamon-sugar mix is the ideal topping to this mildly sweet, rich cake!