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Lemon Cheese Meringue

Ingredients
For custard
  Egg yolks 1
  Sugar 2 Ounce
  Flour 1 Ounce
  Milk 1⁄3 Pint
  Lemon 1 (use finely grated rind and juice)
  Cottage cheese 1⁄2 Pound, sieved
For meringue topping
  Egg whites 1
  Castor sugar 2 Ounce
  Crystallized lemon slices 4 (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.

MAKING
2) Make the custard by add egg yolks, sugar, flour and 1 tablespoon of milk in a bowl. Mix well.
3) In a saucepan, boil the rest of the milk.
4) Slowly pour in a little of the boiled milk into the the egg-flour mixture, while stirring continously.
5) Pour the mixture back into the pan. Stir constantly.
6) Take the pan off the flame. Let cool slightly. Stir in the grated lemon rind and juice along with the cottage cheese. Blend well.
7) Take an ovenproof diah, and transfer in the custard into it. Bake for about 15 minutes.
8) If you want to freeze the custard, pack it in a freezer bag. Seal, label and freeze the bag.
9) To make the meringue topping, in a large bowl, beat the egg whites stiff. Add half the amount of sugar and beat till smooth.
10) Gently fold in the remaining sugar.

SERVING
11) Pipe the meringue over the custard before serving.
12) Bake for 10 minutes till the top becomes golden brown. Garnish with crystallized lemon slices.
13) To thaw the frozen custard, take its wrappings off. Let thaw at room temperature for about 4 hours.
14) Perform steps 11 and 12 before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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