Monday, 9 September 2013

Lemon Tart

State of the art Lemon tart
It was fathers day last weekend and I made this lemon tart for desert. I used lemonades from our tree in the back garden, Lemonades are much sweeter than lemons, there for they are great for anything sweet or in a drink.

Lemon Tart
11/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup icing sugar
200g chilled butter, chopped
2-3 Tbsp iced water
5 eggs
2/3 cup caster sugar
300 ml cream
1Tbsp finely grated lemon rind
1/2 cup lemon juice

Step 1 Put the flour, almond meal, icing sugar,
and butter in a food processor and mix till it resembles
breadcrumbs. Add water till the mixture comes together.
On a light floured surface knead till smooth.
Put pastry in fridge for 30 Minutes to rest.
Preheat oven to200C. Roll out pastry then place into a 28cm tin,
 leaving a 1cm excess to allow for shrinkage, chill for 30mins.
Blind bake the pastry for 10 Minutes, remove the paper and weights from the
blind baking and cook for 10-12 min or till golden.

Steep 2 Reduce oven to 160C. Put eggs, caster sugar and cream
into a bowl, whisk till combined, add lemon juice and rind and whisk. Poor
the lemon mixture into the cooled pastry case. Bake for 30-40 Minutes
or until just set. Remove from oven and cool.

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  1. That would be my favourite dessert! Oh to have lemons growing in your garden! Julie x

  2. This looks delicious! I wish I could have a lemon tree in my backyard. That would be amazing.

  3. It looks delicious!!! I like to use lemon in desserts too. :D

  4. Wow that looks so lovely- I really like using lemons in cakes- but I've not seen this one before- need a baking day I think:)

  5. Oh! I love lemon tart and yours looks absolutely delicious! And just imagine having a lemon tree in your garden! Nothing quite so exotic here, I have a cherry tree which is quite new and only produced 5 cherries this year.

  6. I love the tart taste of lemons this looks so yummy. The only lemonades I had heard before was just the drink. it must been wonderful to have them growing in your garden.
    Sarah x

  7. That looks so good. I hadn't heard of lemonades before, I'm glad to have learned about something new!

  8. One of my absolute favourites.

    Nina x

  9. Now that is my kind of dessert. Looks sooo delicious.
    Patricia x

  10. Mmmmmmmmm that sounds wonderful - now I have to translate - caster sugar? Google and I will be busy tonight. I have to make this for my company this week.

  11. Looks and sounds delicious. I'm a great fan of your recipes having tried a few with great results, now I'll have to try this one too :-)

  12. I haven't heard of lemonades before. I adore lemon pie and I will be attempting a gluten-free version of this recipe this weekend. Can't wait!

  13. OH MY GOSH!!! That looks gorgeous! I love lemons, I don't care how... I just love them... to eat them, smell them or bathe with them :) I even use lemons on my face!
    I hope you're having a great week,
    Tammy x

  14. That looks perfectly yummy!!! My sister in California was blessed to have a lemon tree in her yard, too! I can imagine your lemon tart was a great help in your Father's Day celebration :)
    Gracie xx


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