1 tablespoon of lemon rind, grated
1 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 egg yolks, well-beaten
1 cup water
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 egg whites, beaten
3 tablespoons sugar
- In a medium
size bowl mix egg yolks with sugar, grated lemon rind, flour,
cornstarch, melted butter and lemon juice.
- Gradualy add water to
the mixture and transfer to another dish over boiling water or
in double boiler.
- Cook until it
thickens (it should look on the spoon like cold honey), remove from the
fire, and when
cooled, pour it into a medium size deep pie-dish, lined with pastry and
bake for about thirty-five
to forty minutes.
- Beat 3 egg whites
with 3 tablespoons of sugar until stiff.
the pie is baked, spread prepared
meringue over the top
of the baked pie, reduce heat and return to the oven to set and brown
slightly (it should be very light brown).
|Did You Know?
exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely
presumed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China. In
South and South East Asia, it was known for its antiseptic properties
and it was used as an antidote for various poisons.
Lemon was later introduced to Persia and then to Iraq and Egypt around
AD 700. The lemon was first recorded in literature in a tenth century
Arabic treatise on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in
early Islamic gardens. It was distributed widely throughout the Arab
world and the Mediterranean region between AD 1000 and AD 1150. Lemons
entered Europe (near southern Italy) no later than the first century
AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely
cultivated. The first real lemon cultivation in Europe began in Genoa
in the middle of the fifteenth century. It was later introduced to the
Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to
Hispaniola along his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World
helped spread lemon seeds. It was mainly used as ornament and medicine.
In 1700s and late 1800s, lemons were increasingly planted in Florida
and California when lemons began to be used in cooking and flavoring.