Thursday, May 12, 2011

Can we build it?

Because we are renters home improvement projects have been out of the question for me. Thanks to the inspiration from some of my super handy friends and Ana White, I have been able to fill that home improvement void with furniture building. David and I built this bed, in the Amish tradition (with at least one intentional blemish, because only God makes perfect things). Then I built this bookshelf for Peter. I am so happy to have a new hobby.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marshmallow Meringue

This weekend we went out to a lovely restaurant and had lemon marshmallow meringue pie. It was awesome, so I had to try it at home. I used a graham cracker crust, and I used a Barefoot Contessa Lime Curd recipe, but substituted lemon juice for lime (1/2 cup), used 3 egg yolks, and 1 egg instead of 4 whole eggs (to leave the whites for the meringue), and added 1 Tbsp of corn strach so it would hold up in a pie. Then I made whipped my meringue; 3 egg whites, 6 T of sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar. Then once the peaks are glossy, I added marshmallow fluff, from the 7.5 oz jar, by the spoonful. Then I put it on the pie, and baked at 350 for 15 minutes. I finished browning the tips with a kitchen torch, this is optional, but be careful because as any camper knows marshmallow is flammable.

Happy Mother's Day!

No picture (camera cord is MIA).