'Ready for Dessert' on Serious Eats
Lemon meringue pie was one of my favorite childhood desserts, and seeing all of those gloriously tall, peaked pies in diner display cases inspired me to try out this Lime-Marshmallow Pie from Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. Judging by the photo that accompanied the recipe in the book, this pie looked like a challenge. Was there any way I could replicate the lovely swirls and peaks in my home kitchen?
Truth be told, I was a little nervous about this whole soufflé endeavor (visions of fallen soufflés haunted me). But as it turned out, these little lemony concoctions were a breeze, not more involved than making a stovetop custard and folding in whipped egg whites. And once they came out of the oven, perfectly puffy and lightly browned on top, I realized they might just be the ideal summer dessert.
Ready for Dessert is pastry-chef-author-blogger David Lebovitz's most recent collection of his all-time favorite dessert recipes. It's an absolutely gorgeous book filled with pages upon pages of recipes and photos that will make you feel motivated to get in the kitchen and start baking.