Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lemon meringue cupcakes and my breakfast this morning

I have been wanting to make these cupcakes for such a long time, and I can´t even remember where I got the recipe anymore. It´s a very simple white cupcake with lemon curd filling and meringue on top.. sounds delicious right - and as a bonus it looks amazing as well. And then I made a very good porridge this morning, and i´m NOT a porridge person but even I loved it - so if you´r trying to make your kids eat oatmeal they are going to love this i´m sure.
First things first the lemon meringue !!
This is not a very complicated thing to do - but it does take up a few bowls and one pot :)


Pretty pretty
This makes approx 8 cupcakes 

50g butter, softened
1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 eggs
3/4 cups (115g) self-raising flour
1/4 cup (65ml) milk

Lemon curd
 2 egg yolks lightly whisked
25g butter
1 tsp lemon rind
1/8 cup (30ml) lemon juice
1/4 cup (50g) caster sugar

Meringue
2 eggwhites
2/4 cup (155g) caster sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/ 355°F. Line approximately 8 medium paper cases
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind until pale and creamy. Add egg and keep mixing until very fluffy, remove from the mixer and add the flour and milk, in alternate batches, and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  3. Spoon mixture evenly among the lined pans and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. While the cakes are cooking, you can make the lemon curd, combine the egg yolks, butter, lemon rind and juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. keep stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to cool and thicken.
  5. Use a small knife to cut a V-shaped piece out of the top of each cake, about 1.5cm deep, leaving a 2cm-wide edge. Spoon the lemon curd evenly among cupcakes.
  6. Place egg whites in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric mixer to whisk until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, beating well between each addition. Continue beating for 2-3 minutes or until sugar completely dissolves. Spoon the meringue or use a piping bag on top of each cake,  Use a small brûlée gun to grill the meringue until lightly golden or if you don´t have one transfer cupcakes to an oven tray and place under a preheated grill until lightly golden.

batter ready

I chose to use a piping bag to distribute the batter

8 cups

all ready for the oven

Lemon curd

cut little holes into the cupcakes

Scoop the lemon curd in the holes
 

Then I used a piping bag to pipe the meringue on top of the cakes and then popped them in the oven for probably around a minute to "brown" them slightly on top.

Enjoy !!
 I have to admit I don´t think i´ll be making them again despite the fact that I love lemon curd - i´ll just stick to Crostata Limone which I love :D
It just wasn´t my cup of tea unfortunately but it was really fun to make - and unique in a way that it was better the next day.



And now my breakfast - a super easy - healthy way to enjoy oatmeal

these measurements are approximate so if you want more or less just change them

1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 cup milk

put everything in a small pot on low heat and allow to simmer until oats are cookes

4 frozen strawberries 
4 frozen pineapple bits
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp water

Allow to simmer for a while until fruits are soft - move to a blender or use a stick blender to puree the fruits - move back to pot and allow to boil until your ready to enjoy your breakfast - I sliced up one pear to go with it.

my new favorite breakfast
Have a great day
Inga

14 comments:

Sarah said...

I just made lemon curd this week! I think this might be fate.

Ruth said...

These look great - I love that you piped them into the cases!

Inga´s Haven said...

haha Ruth I love love love piping things - and also I think it´s more neat to pipe the batter :D
Sarah you have to tell me how they turn out if you try them ;)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....love those incredible looking cakes....look drool worthy....love that breakfast recipe too...

Anel @ T.N.C. mom said...

found you through creative bloggers party & hop @ homemaker on a dime. these look divine!!!

Anel @ T.N.C. mom said...

i am now following your blog, btw. hope you can stop by mine and take a look

Anel @ T.N.C. mom said...

i am now following your blog, btw. hope you can stop by mine and take a look

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh wow, it looks yummylicious!! thanks for sharing the recipe and great photos too!

I'm your newest follower from Creative Bloggers' and Hop and would love it if you could drop by and follow me back :)

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Drool! These look so good. Thanks for the visit.

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm impressed at your culinary skills! Yummy goodie! Great job! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Now Serving said...

Hopped over from Taste of pearl city's blog - What I would do for these right at this very moment - decadently delicious looking meringue cupcakes - and lemon is my top fav of all - Nice to be on your blog - please do visit me on mine when time permits -I am following you :)

Devi @ Diddles and Dumplings said...

I seriously want those cupcakes. Yum!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

these look delicious! really really yummy. thanks for leaving a comment on the dragons fairy tail. good luck with your bedroom search! haha, it's so tough to decide.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com