Yuzu Meringue Pie

Yuzu Meringue Pie

Per usual, January is dragging her feet and we have been playing this game of tug-o-war where I pull for the days 'til spring to go by faster and she pulls it the other way with days of immense fog and chilling cold.

So, I make pie.

Actually I made this in November, the week before Thanksgiving on a peaceful Sunday afternoon where a friend and I made three of these pies. We juiced a lot of yuzu which yielded so much more juice than the ones from last year and waited forever for the crust to fully bake (it could have used more time, though) and I whisked a triple of the below filling until my shoulder and bicep ached but my stomach rumbled from the tart smell of citrus. 

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Lemon Poppy Seed Linzer Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Linzer Cookies

When it comes to desserts, I will more likely than not steer in the direction of chocolate.

Except when it comes to ice cream. That is always mint chocolate chip

In general, I am not a fruity sweet treats person. I make my frozen yogurt concoction as chocolatey as possible, meaning that I will skip entirely over all of the colorful candies in favor of chocolate covered type things. At the end, I am always left with a deep need of water that only chocolate can do to you. During Halloween, I avoid fruity candies like Starbursts and Skittles and you will not find me pawing for lollipops or Jolly Ranchers. 

So it was rather surprising to me that when I was waiting around for my family at the library a rainy Saturday after Thanksgiving and randomly picked up this cookie book, it was the recipe for the Lemon Poppy Seed Linzers that stood out to me. Not the Chocolate Whoopie Pies or the Chocolate Chip Cookies, but the ones gloriously dotted with poppy seeds and filled with a bright yellow lemon curd. 

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