I have a confession to make: I have a sweet tooth 😂 🍭
It´s quite a serious addiction, really. I know, sugar is supposed to be sooo bad for you nowadays, but honestly, I couldn’t care less. I simply like it. No, strike that, I love it. Of course, I don´t bath in the stuff (that I prefer to do in maple syrup 😉), but I can´t see the harm of enjoying at least one sugar-induced delicacy a day. Not when you take care and eat healthy food as well which, as it happens, I also like to do.
And apart from chocolate the best way to consume sugar is in form of cakes, cookies, pies… well, you get my meaning 😉
Another serious addiction of mine are cookbooks. I just love leafing through them and imagine how the things might taste that are so artfully depicted there. I often do that when I´m hungry which seems to be a bit cruel but in fact helps me a lot when it comes to try out new recipes.
That´s what happened last weekend: having spent most of the day with doing some much needed spring cleaning, I treated myself with leafing through a new cook book afterwards. There I came across the recipe for a Lemon Meringue Pie, something I´ve never eaten before (Side note: pies are not that common in Germany, we prefer cakes or delicious gateaux like Black Forest cake with lots and lots of cream in it).
After having checked that I did indeed have all the necessary ingredients at hand, I decided to give it a try!
It did not actually look like the thing in the cook book (my creations seldom look like that) but I was nevertheless pleased with the result. Especially since the Meringue peaks didn’t collapse after the pie has left the oven 😉.
Unfortunately I still have to learn how to cut the pie without making a mess of it – it didn’t look at all appealing after having been treated murderously with my knife, and that´s why there´s no picture for you of how it looked inside.
But I´m happy to share with you, that it tasted much better than it looked. 😁