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Orange Meringue Pie

Hub-UK was originally started as a place to publish my favourite recipes and those I had either created or modified to my own taste. The sheer volume of recipes I have received since those early days, over two years ago, has meant that I have had very little time to write down my own modest efforts - at least here is one for you to try.

My guiding principal when creating food is to try and keep it simple but at the same time creating food which makes you want to ask for more.

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Ingredients

Base:
12 oz sweet wholemeal biscuits
6 oz butter

Topping:
8 tbsps cornflour (level)
1 pt water
2 oz butter
2 oranges
8 oz castor sugar
4 eggs

Method

Base:

  • Melt the butter.
  • Place biscuits in mixer and pulse until resembling bread crumbs (alternatively place in polythene bag and crush gently with rolling pin) and then put into bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Fill base of pie / flan dish (approximately eleven inch diameter - give or take an inch) and firm down. Put in fridge to set for about an hour.

Topping:

  • Grate the zest of the oranges and squeeze out the juice. Put to one side.
  • Blend the cornflour with a little of the water to make a runny paste.
  • Put the remaining water, together with the butter, and bring to the boil until butter is melted. Pour over the cornflour paste and sire well. Return to the saucepan and cook over low hear for two to three minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from the heat and add the orange zest and juice together with 4 oz. of castor sugar. Mix well.
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Stir the egg yolks into the orange mixture and pour into pie / flan dish. Spread evenly.
  • Put the egg whites into a mixing bowl and whisk until it stands in stiff peaks. (If the peaks turn over the whisk for a little longer).
  • Add 2 oz castor sugar gradually and whisk again until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Fold in the remaining 2 oz castor sugar with a metal spoon.
  • Pile the meringue mixture roughly over the orange filling, completely covering it to an even depth.
  • If serving hot: bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at 400°F / 200°C / Gas 6 for 10 minutes.
  • If serving cold: bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at 315°F / 150°C / Gas 2 for 30 minutes.

Serves 8

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