Thursday, May 21, 2009

Florida Orange Meringue Pie

Well, its my mum's birthday today...and since i didnt manage to make her a real cake, ill give her one in this way. I did buy her a present though :)

Im not very fond of fruit cakes and pies, though i think they are much more suitable than the chocolate cakes for these hot hot days...and its awfully hot here...over 30 degrees...its tough..

so, what do you need for this Orange Pie:
-1 1/2 cup orange juice; -1 1/4 cup sugar; -6 Tbsp. cornstarch; -Dash salt; -4 eggs, separated; -1 Tbsp. lemon juice; -3 Tbsp. grated orange rind; -1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind; -1 1/2 cup orange sections; -1 9-inch pie shell, baked;- Meringue

Eating Well in Florida:
Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in 11/2 qt. saucepan. Stir in orange and lemon juices gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles. Stir in orange sections and boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix 1/4 of hot orange with slightly beaten egg yolks then blend all back into orange mixture in saucepan. Continue to boil and stir for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange and lemon rind. Pour into hot, baked pie shell. Spoon meringue on hot filling, sealing to edge of crust. Bake at 375 degrees until delicate brown - about 7-10 minutes. Cool away from draft.  Meringue: Beat 4 egg whites and 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time. Beat until stiff and glossy. Beat in 1/2 tsp. vanilla.

ENJOY!



I like it when people use stamps other than the infamous 94c. of the US Virgin Islands.
There are 3 different stamps on this card, a 10c one from 2006, and two stamps of 42c, from 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The 2009 stamps is from the commemorative issue, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). There are 4 stamps in the set, where the one here shows Lincoln in his function of a president,conferring with generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman toward the end of the Civil War. The depiction is based on“The Peacemakers” (1868), a painting by George P. A. Healy.
The 2008 stamp shows the to all of you very well known Pongo from the 101 Dalmatians (I simply love that cartoon!). Its a commemorative "The Art of Disney" stamp, Imagination Release.
The smallest stamp (the one on the left...i dont know how i ended up doing the stamps backwards) is called "American Clock" is actually a reissue of the 2003 definitive stamp featuring an artistic rendering of the dial, or face of a banjo clock.

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