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A melt in your mouth dessert with three distinct textures

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  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 (375 F, 190 C)

    110g plain flour
    50g butter
    cold water to mix

    Start by making the pastry. Rub the butter into the flour and then combine with a little cold water

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll out the pastry in a pie dish. Blind bake for 20 minutes on gas mark 5 (375 F, 190 C)

    Afterwards reduce the oven to gas mark 2 (300 F, 150 C)

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 3
    Step 3

    grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
    275ml cold water
    3 level tablespoons cornflour
    50g caster sugar
    2 large egg yolks
    40g butter

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix a little water with the cornflour to a smooth paste. Pour the rest of the water into a saucepan with the lemon rind and bring to the boil

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 5
    Step 5

    One boiled, pour the water into the cornflour paste and mix until smooth. Transfer the mixture back into the pan

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring back up to the boil and simmer gently for one minute, stirring all the time to prevent it from catching

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks, lemon juice and finally the butter. Pour the lemon mixture into the pastry case and spread out evenly

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 8
    Step 8

    In a large bowl whisk 2 large egg whites adding 110g caster sugar - a quarter at a time, until the meringue forms stiff peaks

  • How to bake a meringue. Lemon Meringue Pie - Step 9
    Step 9

    Spread the meringue over the filling, making decorative swirls with a knife.

    Bake on gas mark 2 (300 F, 150 C) for 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold

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