Monday, 30 November 2009

Lemon Lime Meringue Cupcake

Here at home my daughter and I love biriyani, but hubby is not that wild about it.
He likes it but he remarks what is the use in mixing the chicken and rice and then serving, instead isn't it better to serve them seperate.

Satuday I planned a biriyani evening, making biriyani just for three of use I think is a bit too much, so I asked my inlaws to come and enjoy the biriyani and also askes hubby's uncle and wife as anyway biriyani is made in bigger quantity.
So i serve them biriyani, cutlets, raita , papadom and then fried few curd chillies as that is something hubby is wild .

My in laws only started eating Indian food after me comming to the family.
So they are not that used to spicy food. So my MIL saw these fried chillies and she took one and took a huge bite ( almost half) you can imagine she was in fire and while she was hugffing and puffing she said ohh!!!!!!!!! I can't feel my lipp anymore and we all were laughingand laughing while she was suffering. Here face was like a fully ripe tomato. But after the whole commotion she told she loved the expirence of eating half a chillie.
This has nothing to do with the recipe I am posting, i just wanted to share the incident.

Now to the recipe.
From the time I saw this cupcake in Tartlette's I have been wanting to make this. As i fell in love with these cuties , I have to admit I always fell in love with the sweets she whipps up in her place.
You can find her recipe for the cup cake and the lemon curd here
After the disaster I had with my lemon curd , i used this time from a bottle.

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lime oil
½ cup buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
zest of one lime

In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each addition. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture and milk alternatively to the butter/eggs mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add the lime juice and zest. Fill cupcake tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Lime Meringue Frosting:
1 cup egg whites
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. lime juice

Combine egg whites and sugar into the mixing bowl of your stand mixer and set over a water bath. Whisk by hand for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved or preferably until the mixture reaches 110F . Transfer bowl to electric mixer, beat on medium speed for 10 minutes. Add lime juice Beat on high speed until stiff glossy peaks form, about 2 to 5 minutes more.

To fill the cupcakes: with a sharp knife cut a small hole in the cupcake, not cutting all the through. Fill the cavity with the lemon curd, and put the top back on. Spread the meringue and brown with a blow torch.


I make cakes for sunday and take them in boxes like this to my inlaws home

44 comments:

indosungod said...

Who can say no to those beauties.

DEESHA said...

simply delicious

Cham said...

I imagine her face after having half of the chilli! Poor she will never forgot that experience!
The meringue cupacake are quiet elegant!

Bong Mom said...

You wicked girl-)

I am sure this pie brought back the smile on her face :) Aren't curd chilis supposed to be mild ?

Vrinda said...

I just lov to make meringue than eating..looks so good,light and airy cup cake...yummm

pigpigscorner said...

Bring on the chili =P I happen to looove spicy food. The cupcake looks great! A nice change for frosting.

Poornima Nair said...

Love meringues...those cupcakes look delicious.

kothiyavunu said...

Ooohh, lovely meringue, that looks gorgeous... yummy!!

chakhlere said...

OMG!! I can imagine the burn of chili...!!!

Those cupcakes are so gorgeous...lovely!!

Priya said...

Wow wat a beautiful meringue cupcakes...Lovely!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Cupcakes look really delicious.

kamala said...

Hubby dear always love to have chilli with curd rice...cupcakes look beautiful HC!

kamala said...

Hubby dear always love to have chilli with curd rice...cupcakes look beautiful HC!

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh, you all laughing while the woman is in pain :)

LG said...

I fell in love with those beauties..soooo yummy!!! I am drooling all over now

5 Star Foodie said...

The meringue cupcakes look and sound excellent!

Usha said...

I love all your bakes and this one looks like another winner !

notyet100 said...

omg thy must be so happy to get this,..

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful cup cakes,looks delicious..

Suma Rajesh said...

i am speechless....its sooo elegant

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,nice cup cakes! And hope she remembers life long of the chilli bite ;)

sowmya.s said...

they looks so pretty..yumm

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...they look yummy.....

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Wow! This is one of my personal favs! They look great!

Laavanya said...

I'm not a big fan of lemon but i love meringue.

meeso said...

Hahaha, funny to picture your MIL... and I kinda thought like your husband about biriyani, but once you make it you realize there is something so special about it. Cupcakes sounds lovely :)

Elra said...

Oh my, I just really want to make it.... right now.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm very toasty meringue! Looks nice!

Ivy said...

Mmmmm, nice way to revenge your MIL :) Just kidding. I had a similar experience eating wasabi!!

Your cupcakes are beautiful and I just love anything with lemon in them.

Angie's Recipes said...

Creative! I love meringue top a lot!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, those look perfect!

Cakelaw said...

These look wonderful Happy Cook! I adore lemon meringue, whether as pie or cupcakes.

Helene said...

That meringue on top is perfect. What a great sweet dessert.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these are adorable tweeting it Rebecca

Aparna said...

Ooh, you poor mom-in-law. Admire her spirit, though. Your husband loves spicy food, I can see. :)

Never seen meringue cupcakes before. They look lovely. I must have missed them at Helen's.

sra said...

"But after the whole commotion she told she loved the expirence of eating half a chillie." - How funny!

aquadaze said...

Your poor MIL!!

There you go with another delicious bake!!

lissie said...

loved reading your post...what an unforgettable incident! :)
the cup cakes would have tasted heavenly...!

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Sumi said...

That meringue looks wonderful dear.
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shankari said...

OMG! Poor old MIL! But you have made it up with these beautiful cup cakes

sayantani said...

had a laugh reading your post...half a chilli...I cant imagine having one myself.
these meringue cups must have soothed her somehow burnt tongue

Dhanggit said...

what a very original idea!! hubby loves lemon meringué pie this is such a beautiful twist to this patisserie!! cant wait to try the recipe dear :-)

Soma said...

LOL.. at the incident ;-) I made biryani yesterday.

Love the meringue and the lemon. beautiful.