I have been a lemon and meringue pie addict since a friend and i worked in a hotel in nice for a college placement. There was this bakery in the ” CAP3000″ shopping center that sold this amazing dessert and since then each time a restaurant has it on the menu , i have to order it . For a few months i wanted to try to transfer the meringue and lemon combination to a cupcake version . I was really glad with the result as it was exactly what i expected but unfortunately so good that i ate three.
Makes 10 cupcakes:
*200 grs of sugar
*100 grs of softened butter
*100 grs of self raising flour
*1 lemon juice + zest
*2 egg whites
*10 tsp of lemon curd
1.Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
2.In a mixing bowl cream the butter with half of the sugar . Add the lemon zest and juice then the eggs one by one.Fold in the flour.
3.Divide batter in lined cupcake cases and add 1 tbsp of lemon curd in each cases, bake for 20 minutes.
4.Beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff.
5.Once the cupcake are cooked ,chill for 5 minutes and pipe the meringue using a piping bag on top of the cupcake.
6.Place in the oven 10 min and then chill on a wire rack.