Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I am not really a lemon meringue pie person, but was interested in trying something new. The recipe is easy and the results are WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS!

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup of self rising flour
lemon zest of one lemon and the juice of the lemon
lemon curd

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl add sugar and butter and beat together until pale and fluffy.  Then add the eggs, one egg at a time.  Sift flour into mixture and fold in, then stir in the lemon juice and the lemon zest.

Spoon a good dollop of the mixture into cupcake holders and make an indentation with the back of a teaspoon. drop a half of teaspoon of lemon curd into each cupcake then top each with the remaining cupcake mix.  Bake for about 15-17 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.

2 egg whites
3/4 cup of granulated sugar

In a double boiler add ingredients and beat for about five minutes, until mixture is thick and glossy and stands in peaks.

You can decorate with the back of a spoon or us a star tip with a piping bag.

Makes 12 cupcakes


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