Pi Day?

16 03 2008

Note to self…next year, let’s observe Pi Day! Kitchen Parade did a Pi Day event, and I missed it. Darn it! And I made a pie and the whole 9 yards, I just didn’t know about the event at the time. Oh well… I made a Lemon Meringue pie from a 1908 recipe from Rumsford…who, once upon a time, made baking powder. How did they get involved with the pie you ask? They recommended adding a bit of baking powder to the egg whites for the meringue. There was no cornstarch in the pie either. The thickening agents were the eggs and some flour. The pie had a good consistency, but being made with Meyer lemons, it was a little missing in lemon flavor to me. Next time I should use 1-1/3 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice and see if that’s enough difference. Regardless…next year, let’s observe Pi Day!

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