I know I am such a nerd.
So what do we do on Pi day? Make pie of course.
This year I tried the recipe for Lemon Meringue pie from the Pyrex Prize Recipes book.
I also made the crust form the book. I told you I would have a recipe and here is the crust recipe.
|I got to use my glass rolling pin for the first time, note that the ice cubes were to big to fit. Opps.|
Pg. 98 For one 8 1/2 inch pie plate.
1 Cup sifted Flour
1/2 cup teaspoon salt
3 TB water
1/2 Cup Shortening
Sift flour and salt together. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle with water, on tablespoon at a time until dough stick together.
I am pretty sure you know what to do from there. Roll it and put it in a pie plate. If you need to bake, bake at 425f for 16 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
Back to the lemon. And that what is this pie turned out to be. It didn't set. The meringue was way to salty. I followed the recipe step by step. UGG. Most of this book is a miss, but I will try most every recipe because you never know when you will find a gem.
He also juiced the lemons on my old glass hand juicer. I think I picked this one up at a yard sale for a dollar. I love glass juicers.
|Old orchard and a spring blossom cereal bowl.|
I didn't let him handle the raw eggs. He isn't that great at hand washing yet.
|Second batch. LOL|
Filled and ready for the meringue. In a whole year I have not found a second pie plate. I am hitting up the same flea market I got this one at this Sunday with my mom. I hope to find another one there.
So the Meringue was awful Way too salty. I should of halved it. The filling didn't set. But it looks great!!! And I made it with help from THM. Nothing beats making pie with my boy.