Richard Holden's Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Trained chef and BBQ master Richard Holden to produce a series of restaurant-worthy recipes to help curb our appetites. From British classics to Mediterranean favourites, Richard’s Lockdown Menu brings the flavours and quality of the foods we’re all missing to our own kitchens.
First up on the menu we have lemon meringue cupcakes. A delicious twist on the classic dessert, these refreshing and summery treats are perfect for enjoying in the garden or park. The sponge is perfectly cooked to temperature, and the Italian meringue has the ideal satiny texture achieved by monitoring the sugar solution closely with a Thermapen.
Keep boiling the sugar solution until you get a reading of 116°C. See the whole method below.
For the cupcakes
For the Italian meringue
Makes 12 cupcakes
To make the cupcakes
To make the Italian meringue
All that’s left to do is boil the kettle for a refreshing cup of tea to drink with your cake as you relax as you watch the world go by!