Monday, May 30, 2011

Pies and Cupcakes

This past week I was busy in the kitchen.

Caramel cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes

Butter cupcakes
I was very disappointed with the meringue on my key lime pie.  It's been so long since I made meringue that I didn't really remember details.  So I used a meringue recipe that I really don't like, but I didn't know that till after 2 hours of beating meringue.  And so I used it anyway, but it didn't get all big and fluffy like I like.  And I cheated with this pie and used a pre-made graham cracker pie crust.  Don't tell anyone!
It was still a great-tasting pie, but it just would have been more impressive looking with higher meringue.  And without that store-bought crust!

Key lime pie with graham cracker crust
Happy Memorial Day!!!

12 comments:

Toni aka irishlas said...

Wow! You sure have had a lot going on! Hope you find whatever is killing your guineas.

Happy Memorial Day!

cmarlow41 said...

Fabulous! Remember...there are veterans across the street...I'll trade you cupcakes for homemade lemon curd. Just give me a couple of hours notice!

Lisa said...

Yummy!!!It all looks yummy. Do you send them in the mail? lol

cmarlow41 said...

Have you noticed that meringue doesn't do well in Humid Maryland? I've tried to make baked meringues and have yet to succeed. They stay chewy and never obtain the crispness I need to fill them with custard.

John Gray said...

love EVERYTHING except the lime pie...bit toooooo colourful for me!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Yummy! I certainly would enjoy a slice of that pie accompanied by a cold glass of milk and for that matter a cupcake too!

Leigh said...

You are so bad. All those tempting cupcakes! And the pie! Actually, I'm not all that found of meringue, so yours looks perfect.

Knatolee said...

You are a baking machine!

Country Girl said...

I looked and looked a few years back for tips on whipping up meringue. I always add a pinch of cream of tar tar and a few drops of lemon juice. I forget where I read about the lemon juice. It's been a while since I have made it too. I'll never forget when years ago I made a perfect lemon meringue pie and got into our old VW bug and when the heater was turned on for the first time, specks of rust went into it!!

Paul and Melanie said...

Wow, love those cupcakes, the shaded look to the frosting is really striking! Made me want to try making some now, not that they'd be up to that standard... :)

Razzberry Corner said...

Toni - I never run out of work that needs to be done. I guess that's part of farm life.

Cindy - I don't keep cupcakes around the house much. All these ones were taken into my work. I've been wanting to make some more of those Swedish Butter Cookies, I'll let you know when I do. I need to find that recipe!

Lisa - One day when I open my bakery I will mail them :)

Cindy - Is that it? Because of the humidity??? I didn't know that was what was wrong! Thanks! Now I dont feel that bad!!

~Lynn

Razzberry Corner said...

John - I especially put lots of green food coloring in the pie! I like colors!!!

Julie - Anytime you're in the area! I have a nephew who just got married and moved to Maine with his new wife...

Leigh - They are tempting. Everything in moderation. That's why I give most my desserts away and just have a sample. But I had to keep the lime pie!

Nat - Thanks, I think!!! :)

P and M - I'm happy to have motivated you!!! When I see other people baking it motivates me, too!!! If I could only have the same passion for cooking as i do for baking...

~Lynn