My cousin and her family are visiting Perth from the UK and we had a family dinner last night. Sarah and I volunteered to bring the desserts as we were keen to try a couple of the recipes from Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts Book.
Sarah made a Coconut Cream Pie which bought back memories of Gilligan’s Island where Maryanne was always whipping up a Coconut Cream Pie! Sarah wanted to reduce the richness of the dish, so eliminated the cream layer and substituted a chocolate drizzle instead. She made the crust with Chocolate Ripple Biscuits (as we can’t get Chocolate wafers here) and it was delicious. Martha has the recipe on her site.
I made a Lemon Meringue Pie using some lemons from my parents tree. I recently got a Kitchenaid food processor which made making the Pate Brisee pastry a snap. With 8 egg whites, the meringue topping was nice and high. You can find Martha’s recipe here.
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