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bakes and random knickknacks

lemon meringue tart - tart base, lemon curd lightened with whipped cream topped with meringue.

the tart base (from paris sweets) is browner than usual; i like my pastry case slightly overbaked. they become crispier, develops a slightly more complex flavor and looks more rustic. the lemon cream (from tartine) is sublime. it is refreshingly tart, light and just melts in your mouth. to be honest the meringue (from the ultimate recipe book) by itself is just average. a little too sweet for my liking and the insides are not marshmallowy enough. but when eaten together, it cuts the sharpness of the lemon cream.

 
yum.

  • 28 May 2010