A recipe for my coffee buddy Jacqui ...
My partner doesn't like lemons so I don't make this much unless we're going out to dinner and need to take dessert ... though once in a while we have been known to share a lemon meringue pie (I eat the bottom, he eats the top) à la Jack Sprat!
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
20 grams butter
rind and juice of 2 lemons
4 tablespoons cornflour
all ingredients in a glass bowl or jug. Microwave for about 4 minutes
on high, whisking mixture at the end of each minute. Cool, then pour
into a cooked pastry shell *.
3 egg whites
4 tablespoons caster sugar
egg whites till stiff, add sugar and beat until sugar dissolves. Pile
on top of lemon mixture. Bake for a few minutes until meringue is
* I usually cheat and use a
ready-rolled pastry sheet rather than making it from scratch. Of course, another option is to dispense with
the pastry altogether and just make lemon meringue puddings in little