Let’s bake something

I don’t know about you guys, but me…this time of the year…it means baking.

I was reorganizing and taking a look at my Culinary Tuesdays and came up with the idea to share with you guys my three favorite sweet recipes of the blog. I will bake some new stuff and share with you the process really soon, but meanwhile…let me indulge you with some fun recipes that you can cook this holiday season and share with your friends and family.

Cinnamon Paleo cookies

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Carrot cake

Lemon Pie

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One of my favorite recipes: Lemon Pie

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I made this pie for my birthday. It didn’t last a second after the «happy birthday» song. You should know that you need some time to bake this because it is divided into three different processes. I have to say this is one of my favorite desserts so that is why I learned how to bake it.

Ingredients for the crust:

– 150 gr butter (room temperature)

– 1 3/4 cups flour

– 1 whole egg

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Directions:

– Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.

– In a bowl mix butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add flour, sugar and cinnamon. Mix with your hands until you have a firm ball. Spread in a pie pan and pinch the crust several times with a fork.

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– Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust gets golden. Let cool.

Ingredients for the filling:

– 1 can condensed milk

– 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue)

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions:

– Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the already cooled crust. Now it’s time to make the meringue.

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Meringue ingredients: 

– 3 egg whites

– 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions:

– In a bowl mix the egg whites and slowly add the confectioners sugar and the cream of tartar. Make sure you electric mixer is grease-free and very clean because the meringue will not come out as expected. Mix until your meringue form nice peaks. Pour the mix into a piping bag and decorate your pie as desired.

– Bake for 15 more minutes or until the meringue gets brown peaks.

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Enjoy!