A few months ago while over at Mum and Dad’s, Dad just casually mentioned his favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie, then kind of lolled his eyes back into his skull while obviously reminicing about the last time he ate it – it was a long time ago. It was at that moment I resolved to make this dessert for Dad on his birthday.
That day could not come around fast enough. Every time I’d see one in a cafe I’d pine for the day that I would make one myself. Then, the day finally arrived. The recipe is a fairly easy one, but I’m very glad it was one of my days off work – it takes HOURS to prepare!… well… the doing part of the day is rather easy, it’s the waiting part that takes a bit of time. The recipe I used stated to make the pastry first, then make the lemon curd – then rest it for 3 hours! I recommend making the curd first and the pastry second. I used the recipe here from taste, it uses all the egg yolks in the curd and all the egg whites in the meringue – so there’s no waste.
So when Mum and Dad turned up last week I looked at Dad and firmly stated ’you’re not allowed to look in the fridge!” although, we all knew what was for dessert. After dinner,we lit the candles, turned off the lights and sang that very special song. Dad even blew out the candles all in one go!
The verdict?: ”Mmm, that was lovely, love”.
Thanks Dad, I love you too.
Happy Birthday Dad.