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Lemon Pie

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

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I removed the skin of the lemons

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Then I sliced up the two lemons as thinly as I could

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I mixed the thin slices of lemon with the grated skin in a bowl.

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I added 400 grams of sugar, (200 grams per lemon)

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I covered the lemon with the sugar

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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 .

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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 )

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I put it back in the bowl for later

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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.

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Then I added a table spoon of brown sugar

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and one of white sugar

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In a separate bowl, I put about 100 of oil

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then added 2 tablespoons of milk into that and mixed it well.

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I put the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients

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Mixed it with my fingers

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Till it looked crumbly

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Then I added a bit of butter and mixed it some more

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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)

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I flattened the bigger ball put it in a baking tray and pinched it with a fork

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I then put the base of the pie in the oven

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Whilst the base of the pie got ready, I got on with the filling.

I put four eggs in a bowl

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After I whisked that, I added the sugary lemon

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I mixed all that

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I poured it into the pie base

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Then I flattened the other ball of dough

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and put that on top of the pie

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I brushed the top with milk

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and baked it

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This is the result:

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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…..

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