365 days ago today, I made a life changing decision … I decided to live my dream instead of waiting for it to happen. I started writing this little blog … lifeisazoobiscuit. Since that day my life has been on the most amazing culinary expedition filled with adventures and the sheer enjoyment of sharing our universal language … the language of food.
I am not sure how I could possibly share with you all the wonderful experiences I have been blessed with up to this day so I thought that it might be fitting to share with you what I would like to call … lemon meringue ice cream pie – biscuit’s birthday cake. Quite simply, it’s a slice of heaven on a plate with only three ingredients. It’s whimsical, fresh and fascinating and best of all it is so simple to make.
This is a secret that I learnt from my new best friends in the Free State where I grew up. Retha Cronje from the Bloemfontein Fynproewersgilde introduced me to this delicious dessert when I went to visit these exceptionally talented and inspiring women. Believe me, they and Bloemfontein rock!
So here we go …
Take a spring form loose base round cake pan – smear a layer of good vanilla ice cream to form a layer at the bottom of the pan, then take a whole lemon meringue (yes, you just buy one) … and turn the whole lemon meringue tart upside down onto the ice cream layer. Then add another layer of ice cream up to the rim of your baking pan. Cover and pop it into the freezer for a few hours until the ice cream has hardened somewhat. When you are ready for your dessert, simply remove the baking mold form, then take granadilla pulp and pour it over. This is such a winner and show stopper even a one-year old can make it.
This dish is best served with a glass of chilled champagne and a toast to life, friendships, zoo biscuits and the possibilities that exist when one dares to dream. Love, hugs, zoo biscuits, thanks and kisses to you all. Thanks for living this dream with me.
- 2L Vanilla ice cream
- 1 Lemon meringue pie
- 1 Tin of granadilla pulp (small tin)
- Take a spring form loose base round cake pan – smear a layer of good vanilla ice cream to form a layer at the bottom of the pan.
- Take the whole lemon meringue and turn it upside down onto the ice cream layer.
- Then add another layer of ice cream up to the rim of your baking pan.
- Cover and pop it into the freezer for a few hours until the ice cream has hardened.
- When you are ready for your dessert, simply remove the baking mold form, then take granadilla pulp and pour it over.
Thanks for popping in Glynis x
Sounds delish! The only thing I’d change (being a purist) is I’d make the lemon meringue pie myself. Thanks for a wonderful blog.
thank you Jeanne 🙂 – will answer your email this weekend x
Happy blog birthday! And OMG… that ice cream… Get behind me, Temptation!! 😉
Thank you so much Tammy – much appreciated. Lots of zoo love xx
Congrats to you and the biscuit on your first birthday!! May you have many more crazy zoo moments in the many years to come! Love your blog and all the yumminess on it! Best birthday cake =lemon meringue!! *drool*
dankie vir die hello se en die mooi woorde michelle. xx
Anel, a ware fees vir die oog en gees! Jou fotos is great en jou kombinasies fantasties! Hierdie lyk na nog een van daai resepte wat ‘n wenner gaan wees!! Keep up the good work!!
Thank you Billie! x
More inspiring that you could possibly imagine. Thank you so much!
Thanks Sue – i will raise a vase with you 🙂
Happy Birthday, I shall raise a vase to you later! xx
Thanks so much Gail xx
Happy 1st birthday my friend, and may you have many more to go with even more wonderful experiences. You so deserve it.
Dankie Paul! En dankie vir jou pasta resep – gaan dit nog maak en blog x
Thank you Honkers Bonkers lady – x
Thanks Johan! How’s the knee?
Jy’s die Biscuit. Well done and enjoy it all!!
Happy birthday – what a fantastically brave decision you made….and how wonderfully it is all turning out xxxxxxx
Many happy returns! And congrats on a great site and a delicious dish to celebrate.
….and let me be the first to wish biscuit a Happy, happy birthday, sjoo what a year it has been!! Well done Mrs Biscuit, I am so proud of you!! May you inspire us for many more years to come!!