In my kitchen

What’s up in my kitchen? May 2016

lemon pie with meringue in my kitchen by Peregrinationgourmande

In april there was an Easter cake baked. I used my friend’s Sam recipe for the base and added chocolate ganache and lollies.

Easter chocolate cake by Peregrinationgourmande

In april, there was a big day for a big boy meaning work in the « kitchen-bakery ».

We organised a lego theme birthday but we had to change several times the activities to make the children play together. That was an excellent afternoon, they were all very nice. I kept it simple and made a crepe party. And I made my famous « pâte sucrée » to use the cute animals from Australia.

Animals cookies made from "pâte sucrée" by Peregrinationgourmande

Can you believe I had kept very carefully those australian lollies? They were so yummy!!!! I’m definitly needing some more right now! Any australian friend reading this? haha!

The kids just love the simple things. Very easy to eat for little toddlers.

Koalas and Kangaroos cookies by Peregrinationgourmande

The cookies cutters were a gift from my aussies friends. Aren’t they lovely souvenirs for my kitchen?

One of my friend also celebrated her birthday and asked me to make her fav pie: lemon pie with meringue. I will share with you my little secrets for this pie. It’s such a good dessert.

Tarte au citron meringuee by Peregrinationgourmande

You first have to make the perfect crust « pâte sucrée ».

Then make lemon curd. And the italian meringue. Here is the recipe, don’t be shy and ask  questions in the comments if you find something tricky.

Lemon pie
Recipe type: bakery
Cuisine: French
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Perfect lemon pie.
  • Lemon curd:
  • 100g of lemon juice
  • 200g eggs
  • 120g sugar
  • 125g butter
  • Italian meringue:
  • 100g sugar
  • 40g water
  • 70g egg white
  1. Lemon curd:
  2. Put the juice, eggs and sugar in a pot to heat.
  3. Keep whipping on heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Put the cream to cool, add the butter and whip firmly.
  5. Italian Meringue:
  6. Put the sugar and water in a pot to boil.
  7. When 118°C, start to whip the eggs in a food processor.
  8. When the sugar is at 121°C, slowly pour it on the eggs.
  9. Keep whipping.
  10. When the crust is completly cool, add the cold lemon curd and finally the meringue with a pipping bag.
  11. I use a kitchen blowtorch to make the meringue look goldie.


This In my kitchen post is part of a great community writing about what’s up in their kitchen. I’m joining the gang with the Orgasmic Chef.  Have a look at my friends kitchens! And see you in a month!


  • It sure sounds like you’ve had a lot going on in your kitchen, I just love those cookie cutters!

    • Well you know… always busy in the kitchen haha! The australian cookie cutters.. such a nice souvenir! xx cathy

  • How cute are those Aussie animal biscuits? I’m pleased you were able to put them to good use! And that Lemon Meringue Pie looks ace. I made a whole load of lemon butter today – the only problem is, it tastes too good!

    • I know that’s the probleme with lemon!!! It’s addictive! And lemon cream or curd or butter or anything lemony… arrrgghhhh xx cathy

  • Your desserts look so Yum! I love lemon meringue pie and yours looks so perfect! I also envy your Easter!!
    Thank you for a look inside your kitchen
    Gourmet Getaways

    • Thank you Julie! Lemons are my fav! This recipe is very good and not that difficult to make, you also can skip the meringue. It’s really addicitve. 😉 xx cathy

  • I’m so glad that you have used the cookie cutters, the biscuits look very cute. Lemon meringue pie is my favourite I’ve never made it for myself as I don’t want to disappoint – perhaps you can make it for me! The Birthday cake looks amazing too. x

  • yum yum I love the tart taste of lemon in desserts. your dessert looks so lovely.

  • Such cute Australian animal biscuits! My blog tagline used to be ‘when life gives you lemons, make a lemon meringue pie’…but I updated it when I moved from Blogger to WordPress. Love all that is in your kitchen this month xo