Archive | December 5, 2016

Yule treat – Lemon Angel Pie

This used to be my requested birthday dessert if I didn’t want a cake and the weather was right. Meringue is weather dependent. Good thing my birthday was in June

Beverley Robb’s Lemon Angel Pie

4 egg whites (large)
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar ( superfine)
4 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Grated lemon rind
1 cup heavy whipping cream  Powdered sugar to taste
½ teaspoon of vanilla

Preheat oven to 275 degrees (250 if using a glass pan)
Grease a 9 inch pie pan
Separate the eggs and return the yolks to the refrigerator
Let the whites come to room temperature
Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in large mixing bowl until whites are stiff but not dry.

Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff, glossy and sugar is completely dissolved
Put in pie pan and smooth top.

Bake for an hour or until the top shows palest tan.
Cool
Not to worry if top cracks.

In mixer bowl, beat egg yolks until stiff and lemon coloured. Gradually beat in granulated sugar. Blend in lemon juice and rind. Cook in double boiler over simmering water, stirring constantly until thick, 5 to 8 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Whip heavy cream, and sweeten with ½ teaspoon of vanilla and powdered sugar to taste.
Spread half the cream over the crust to the edge.
Spread lemon custard over the cream and top with the remaining cream.
Chill 4 hours or overnight.
Serves  6 This recipe may be doubled using a 9×13 pan.

My mom usually made the doubled recipe and it’s great for after a heavy meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

My Tarot Reading

Deck: The Gaian Tarot
Spread: One Card
Date: Mon Dec 05 06:45:04 PST 2016

Your Card
0 ~ the Seeker

You are starting a new journey, with a beginner’s mind. It’s time to hit the road, either metaphorically or literally. Be open to all the twists and curves in the road ahead. Before you is a brand new adventure — the chance for a fresh start and endless possibilities.

Shadow side: You may be longing to hit the road, escape, or seek more adventure in your life, but you are afraid to do it. Do you fear you have too much to lose? It may be time to be more serious and settled. Are you being wise or foolish about your current situation?

Presented by The Gaian Tarot app from The Fool’s Dog.