Daddy’s Throwback & Winner Announced!

Last time I made a lemon meringue pie, I may as well have been wearing blogging diapers. It was a time of average photography, linking without a recipe and even then, not much change to said recipe.

I am so glad things are different now, without a doubt! :D

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As you can see ;)

I often don’t do throwbacks. It is not my thing, I prefer to keep you guys updated with new recipes I have discovered because I feel like each time, if I can find the words, I can share a story!

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But today is an exception. You know why? Because this dessert is my daddy’s number #1 favourite piece of pie-licious indulgence. And it is tradition (except for last year when year 12 was in the way!), that I make this pie every year on his birthday.

He can eat the whole pie if he likes, after all, it’s his birthday.

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Being such a special dessert to him, and therefore me. it goes without saying this recipe deserved a revamp, throwback and everything that I usually do not do :D

Now, I would like to make one thing clear. I am very much a ‘daddy’s little girl’. To all those who think this is a stereotype from movies, where little girls are given everything they desire from their daddy, and it doesn’t really happen, STOP.

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It does. I am living proof :) – And I may be writing Daddy here, but in truth, I do call him Daddy… people are always so surprised though I don’t know why…

Words are for using no?

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But because he is so generous, most importantly in how much love he shows everyone (Audience sign: Ngawwww), it puts me in a dilemma every year.

How are you supposed to compete with someone like that and show them you love them too? Especially on such a special day? Surely I am not the only one that has this issue? Do you all too?

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All I can do is imagine what I would give to my Daddy if I was a superwoman style person.

  • I would go back in time and find him a ship that looks exactly like the Unicorn from TinTin and he could sail the world in it (maybe even find Red Rackham’s treasure!)
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  • I would get him a seat on Apple, where he would give his ideas and be the first person consulted when new designs came out
  • I would resurrect the library of Alexandria, and place a large armchair with  reading light smack bang in the middle, so daddy could just… read
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  • I would investigate the ends of the world so daddy could have the ultimate photography opportunities

Ok I think I should stop now… I am heading to dangerous Doctor Who style territory and if you don’t stop me, I start recounting episodes :P
Anyways though, for now, this lemon meringue pie is all I can give to you right now Daddy!

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A yearly tradition, which, while may not be utterly magnificent on a global scale, is still kind of cool because it is our thing :D

Happy Birthday Daddy! <3 (that is a love heart, in case it does not show up!)

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Just before I let you all get to the recipe waiting below, I have a couple of things to announce (*ahem, look at the title… ;) )

Can I get a drum roll please?

The random winners of the incredible giveaway taking you to the Cake, Bake & Sweets Show  are…

Comment #13: Tracy from Baking Tray

&

Comment #15: Wenxi

Congratulations guys!!!

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I still have not received the tickets, but once I do, I will be sending them to you guys asap!

Within this week, you must reply to the email I will be sending to you with your address, otherwise, unfortunately or fortunately (depending on perspective), I will give the tickets away to another winner!

I guess I shall be seeing you there if you come on the 22nd of March :D

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Also, just a quick thanks to Ziplist for including me into their partnership program! Easy saving, recipe finding and printing for you, amazing plugin for me :D

Enjoy!!

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  3. Brittany says:

    Happy (belated) birthday to your dad!! What a treat for him to get this gorgeous pie!! The browning on top looks perfect! I love going through my old blog posts from time to time and reading how my voice/photos have evolved!! Some of my pictures make me shudder hahaha.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    How nice that you make a special pie for your Daddy’s birthday, and a belated very happy bd for your dad from Canada! I love how tall the meringue is and the lovely tips that are just slightly browned look very appetizing.

  5. Hannah says:

    Aww, your daddy is such a lucky guy to have a sweet (literally!) daughter like you. That pie looks like it would be worth again and again, so I’m glad you indulged him for his birthday!

  6. Juliana says:

    I love lemon meringue pie, but never made on…shame on me…after seeing your post I must give this a try…looks beautiful and delicious.
    Have a great week Uru :D

  7. Liz says:

    LOL, I just went back to read my first post ever! No kidding about the average photography, etc! I have a lemon meringue pie that needs a do-over, too! But I don’t think it can be any better than yours!!!

  8. Debra says:

    This is a beautiful pie, and I can’t wait to bake this one for myself–and my own dad. My dad is in his 80s and has quite a sweet tooth, and I love to bake for him. You’ve inspired me with this one, CCU. I love your relationship with your daddy, and that you call him daddy, is so sweet. You just go on being daddy’s little girl. :-)

  9. Barb Bamber says:

    I love that you’re Daddy’s Little Girl, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you, CCU! My dad’s favorite pie was Lemon Meringue too!! I think that’s the perfect gift!!xx

  10. Annie says:

    I’m a daddy’s (except I call my daddy Pops) girl, too – I think we are very lucky indeed! Happy birthday to yours – – this pie is a magnificent way to celebrate a very important day.

  11. Tammy says:

    Hellooo Uru!!! :D Congratulations on your brand spankin new website! It looks great and I have just subscribed ;)

    Well now. This pie looks like a little of sunlit heaven. Girl oh girl could I go for a piece….a very big piece xD

    Lemon meringue is a favorite in my house…Mmmm it just reminds me of summer and all that warm weather goodness :,) …thank God the snow is finally melting here!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  12. Veronica says:

    So sweet that you make him this pie every year! It’s also my sister-in-law’s favorite pie so I’ve started making it for her too. I love that you made yours in a tart pan – so fancy and pretty!

  13. Coco says:

    Ok, so we must have some kind of mental connex because I have had key lime pie on my mind for weeks. I want to make it for my hubby, but am struggling to find a healthiER recipe (he’s training for a bike race and trying to watch his weight). So, I decided to ditch the whole gig and go for your recipe – it looks mahvelous, dahlink. Plus I’m dying to try out my new kitchen torch! xoxo

  14. Suzanne says:

    How sweet, wonderful Daddy and adoring daughter. He is very lucky to have you and vice versa.The pie is beautiful, lemon meringue is one of my favorites also. A very Happy Birthday to your Daddy!

  15. Your lemon meringue pie looks sensational. I’m sure your dad loved it.

    I know just what you mean about trying to gift something special to your dad in a way to also show your appreciation for all that he does for you. I always felt that way as well when my dad was with us. Now I feel that way with my husband. I try to find something and/or make something special to let him know how much I appreciate all that he does for me and our family.

    I bet your dad loved this gift and especially the fact that you made it with love!

  16. Lemon Meringue pie was always my favorite too, until I discovered Key Lime pie. If your father likes lemon meringue, I’ll bet he’ll go for key lime pie too. I think the gift of the library in Alexandria would be wonderful!

  17. This lemon meringue pie is making my mouth water. I love how big and beautiful those egg white peaks are. I am also a daddy’s girl and I think your dad is going to love your pie. Take care, BAM

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