As should always be the case with birthdays, the celebrations went for days. There were dinners out, gifts and cakes. Yep, more than one cake.
One of Cal’s thoughtful friends was clever enough to walk into our home with a Lemon Meringue Pie. A large and impressive Lemon Meringue Pie.
Naturally we didn’t muck around when it came to eating all that citrusy, sugary fun – I have to tell you that I’ve loved Lemon Meringue Pie since I was a child and one of my father’s friends first cooked it for us. However, we also spent a decent amount of time considering the history of this classic dessert.
Interestingly, there is much speculation about the origin of Lemon Meringue Pie. Some credit the Swiss and others point to the Italians but many see it as a French invention.
And who am I to argue? I think it has something to do with the fact that this particular pie is basically an embellished Tarte au Citron.
So for a sweet and easy way to Frenchify Your Friday this week, how about treating yourself to a piece of Tarte au Citron Meringuée?
You’ll be so glad you did!
All the best for a fabulous Friday.
Until next time – au revoir.