Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Lemon Meringue Pie, Baked Potatoes & Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Contemplating if I should go ahead with my plan to surprise hubby with his request - Lemon Meringue Pie. It has been ages since I baked that. Furthermore I'm not interested in pies.

Last weekend he asked me to try something new as he's "had enough of cheesecakes". So will try to do it today. Surprise because if it didn't turn out good, he wouldn't know I made the pie at all.

Since I'm awake early, will try to do the pastry first. The thing about making pie is that it has to be baked blind, which I find it troublesome. Only after the pastry is cooked & out of the oven then the filling was made. Once everything has been cooled, made the meringue. If you look at the recipe it is simple to make. I guess my mentality was set that "pies are troublesome to make", therefore I find it..... troublesome (can't find any other words to describe my feeling towards making pies).

Lemon Meringue Pie

Cut it up & tried but couldn't find the satisfaction. But was it the pie or me? I leave it to hubby to judge.

After dear son's lunch, remembered that the princess asked for a Winx Club schoolbag. So have to remember to only go to Metro and Kiddy Palace. Without an objective, I can end up window-shopping for hours. I still have other 'projects' to do after this. Metro has a few but not the one which I'm looking for. So went to Kiddy Palace with son in tow. Saw it but the price...... I was so tempted to buy the Strawberry Shortcake as the price is lesser compared to the Winx. But this is her bag, not mine. Although I had to fork out $23.90 for a mere bag (it's not payday yet, you know), I think she would really love it. It would be a nice surprise for her when she get back from school. She was indeed delighted when she opened the plastic bag.

Okay, let her have her moments with the new bag. I still have things to do in the kitchen.

Next is the Baked Potato. According to the recipe, this is derived from France. Today is the second time I'm making this. Original recipe does not contain any meat, I added minced meat in as it tasted better.

Baked Potatoes

While the potatoes were in the oven, I quickly whipped up my latest addition to the "Dessert-a-Cup" family - Chocolate Hazelnut Cheese Cups / Cake.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

It had been a long day. Now time to get dear daughter to sleep.


Anonymous said...

looks yummy! hmmmmm how i wish ur my mother...hahaha i will get very fat ok!


sistabrownie said...

hahaha... Abih orang yang buat ni pun lama-lama fat jugak asyik food-testing je...