Considering that I don’t actually like lemon or acid things, this pie was absolutely delicious and moreish.
I had found a recipe somewhere in internet but as usual I changed it and in fact it still needs changing to make it even more delicious.
I grated the skin of two lemons
I removed the skin of the lemons
Then I sliced up the two lemons as thinly as I could
I mixed the thin slices of lemon with the grated skin in a bowl.
I added 400 grams of sugar, (200 grams per lemon)
I covered the lemon with the sugar
I mixed it well and left it in a corner for a whole day. Every now and again, I would stir and taste it when I went past it .
The following day, I put the lemon stuff in a blender and blended it all a bit (I really should have left it all smoother with no mini tiny weeny bits in it at all – so I suppose that the painstaking job of slicing the lemons to smoking paper thin could be avoided altogether )
I put it back in the bowl for later
Then I got going with the pie crust. That’s actually very easy too.
I put almost 300 grams of flour in a bowl and added a pinch of salt.
Then I added a table spoon of brown sugar
and one of white sugar
In a separate bowl, I put about 100 of oil
then added 2 tablespoons of milk into that and mixed it well.
I put the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
Mixed it with my fingers
Till it looked crumbly
Then I added a bit of butter and mixed it some more
When I was done with the mixing, I made two balls; one, slightly bigger than the other (the smaller one will be the top of the pie)
I flattened the bigger ball put it in a baking tray and pinched it with a fork
I then put the base of the pie in the oven
Whilst the base of the pie got ready, I got on with the filling.
I put four eggs in a bowl
After I whisked that, I added the sugary lemon
I mixed all that
I poured it into the pie base
Then I flattened the other ball of dough
and put that on top of the pie
I brushed the top with milk
and baked it
This is the result:
This pie crust is really nice and easy to make and so is the whole pie.. Next time I will see what happens if I change the lemons by apples…. a sweet apple pie??? who knows…..