Sunday, July 15, 2007

Strawberry Meringue Pie

Sorry for the picture, I was in a hurry

Eggs - 3 large, separated
Butter, room temperature - 200 g
Sugar - 3/4 cups and 1/2 cup
Flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch
Strawberries - about 500-600 g

- In a bowl of electric mixer, mix the egg yolks and 3/4 cup of sugar.
- Add soft butter, salt, flour and baking powder.
- Mix until well combined to get a soft sticky dough.
- Divide the dough into two parts, one smaller than the other. Wrap the small part of dough in a plastic wrap and put it in a freezer.
- Spread the other dough into the bottom of a baking dish (about 32cmx22cm).
- Slice the strawberries and spread layer them on top of the dough.
- Whip the egg whites with 1/2 cup of sugar until hard peaks, like for meringue.
- Spread the meringue on top of the strawberries.
- Grate the frozen dough on top of the meringue.

- Bake for 1 hour at 350F/180C.
- Let cool completely in the baking dish and cut into diamond shape pieces.

- This pie is to die for. Sweet meringue and slightly sour strawberries are amazing together.
- The dough is a cross of sponge cake and pie dough.
- Strawberries can be substituted with sliced sour apples.

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