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
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