New Recipe: Tangy lemon tart recipe

Pastry Base Ingredients 

120g Salted Butter (cold)
80g Icing Sugar
3 egg Yolks
250g Cake Flour
25ml Cold Water

Method:

Part 1:

  • Place the cold butter, flour and icing sugar into a food processor and blitz until a fine crumb consistency is reached.
  • Add egg yolks and blend.
  • Give the processor a good scrape and blitz again to ensure all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Slowly add cold water until the dough comes together. It should be smooth and soft.
  • Wrap well in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 45 minutes.

Part 2:

  • Grease a 24cm tart tin or ceramic tart plate. 
  • On a floured surface, roll the refrigerated pastry dough into a circle about 25cm in diameter and roughly 4mm thick.
  • Roll over your rolling pin and line your pastry base or tart tin and press in to line the bottom and sides.
  • Leave the edges rough but neat and prick the base with a fork.
  • Refrigerate for a further 45 minutes.

Part 3:

  • Preheat your oven to 160°C.
  • Line the pastry base with tinfoil and fill with baking beads or rice/ beans and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove foil and beans and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush the entire surface with beaten egg. Reduce the heat to 140°C and return to the oven to bake for 2 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.

Lemon Cream Ingredients 

8 Large Eggs
240g Castor Sugar
250ml Double Cream
2 heaped tbsp Grated Lemon Zest
125ml Lemon Juice

Method:

  • Beat together eggs and sugar.
  • Add Lemon juice and zest. Mix well.
  • Add double cream and mix until incorporated (may be slightly lumpy)
  • Refrigerate the mixture, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • When the pastry base is ready, remove the mixture from the fridge and heat gently in a heavy bottomed saucepan on a stovetop until just warm.
  • Place the pastry base close to the oven and pour the liquid into the base.
  • Carefully place into a preheated oven at 150°C.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until just set.
  • Remove and allow to cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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