Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The Gallery - Food

I was really pleased when I saw that the prompt for this week was Food for the Gallery. After all, it's one of the five Fs after which I named this blog.

But when it came down to choosing a picture, I struggled. Most of the food photography (and I use that term very loosely) that I have done in the past few months has been when I've been making something that I have decided to blog. So they're already here. There aren't too many that involve pictures of the children as food.

But then, I remembered that I have a few pix on my phone on food that I haven't blogged about. This is the one I picked out this week.


This is Lemon Lapiz Pudding. I got the recipe from Paula at Battling On, which you can find here. It was Paula's entry for the English Mum July bake off. I thought it looked lovely when I first saw her post and mentally filed it as something to make soon.

I came to make it earlier this month when we were invited to a house party to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of Monkey and Missy Woo's cousins. I offered to make a pudding for the party as I hate going empty handed and after chatting to Paula, chose to make this. It's three meringue circles - which you could buy for a really quick pudding - layered with a lemon filling made from lemon juice, cream and condensed milk. I made the meringues one evening and the filling the next, putting it together and refrigerating it the night before the party. It needs to be made in advance so is great for a party, and it's even freezable apparently.

The pudding went down a storm at the party. The meringue is crisp on the outside, with a softer middle. The filling was like a lemon curd, but a lot quicker to make as it doesn't need the half an hour or more stirring over a double boiler! It was divine - like lemon meringue pie without the soggy pastry base. People kept telling me how clever I was but it really wasn't difficult to make. The cracks just added to the overall visual effect. It transports well, which surprised me as it had to drive all the way to Blackpool and I was worried it would shatter into a thousand pieces, but it survived the trip there. It didn't survive the trip home though - I left a small slice at the party when we left!

(This is my entry to Week 29 of the Gallery at Sticky Fingers - go take a look at some of the other entries; I think I can guarantee this week that they will make you hungry!)

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that looks amazing. Love the sound of that filling too

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  2. You did a great job! That meringue looks gorgeous, I have all the ingredients in - might be time to make another :)

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  3. That looks sooooo good!

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  4. Yum - this looks great!!

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  5. I'm rubbish at making puds - even murdered a crumble the other day - but I love pavlovas so this recipe may well be worth a shot!

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  6. Looks lovely and may come in handy in a couple of weeks when entertaining the whole family! 15 of us to be precise, I love trying out new recipes too

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  7. Mmmm yum! That looks lovely! I live crisp and gooey meringue! The pud sounds delicious - oh now I feel a bit hungry but I have nothing like tat on hand :)

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  8. My mouth just keeps on watering with each entry! looks delicious. :)

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  9. Mmmmm you've just made me SOOOO hungry! *sigh*

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  10. Oh yes it is, Chris. You would love it. It's a grown up pud, I reckon. The kids were more interested in the shop bought chocolate cake.

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  11. Thank you missus, I couldn't have done it without you. I will have to make it soon, but as I've already said, I couldn't make it and risk being lots left over so I need an "occasion" to make it for.

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  12. Thanks, Nic. Make your own and try it!

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  13. ha, yes, mine were too when I was taking a look. Thanks for your comment.

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