Because who doesn’t love tar au citron?
Lemon flavours are one of my favourite things to eat and lemon tart happens to be one of my all-time favourite desserts. Tart au citron takes me back to my holidays in France (one of my favourite countries to visit). I’ve always been concerned about attempting to make a lemon tart. I’ve never made a curd before, this was my first attempt and I’m rather impressed by it.
For anyone wanting to attempt this dessert, you need not worry about the time it takes. It’s super easy and quick to do. You’ll wonder why you’ve not attempted this one before!
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250g plain flour
50g unsalted butter
2 tbsp. icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
175g caster sugar
50g unsalted butter
4 lemons (juice and rind)
LEMON TART RECIPE.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour. Using your fingers, crumble the mixture into fine breadcrumbs like pieces. Add the icing sugar and mix together.
Add the egg, vanilla and a tablespoon of cold water and continue to work into a dough.
Roll the pastry out on a floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness. Add to your pie dish, lining or greasing your tin if you need to.
To make the curd beat the eggs into a mixture. Add the egg, sugar and butter into a small pan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lemon juice and rind and continue cooking until the curd has thickened. slightly.
Pour the curd into the pastry shell and bake in the oven for 20- 25 mins until the mixture has set. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
Honestly, I thought this would be so much harder to make. But it’s such a simple dish and I honestly think it’s the curd part that puts people off. But do not fear it, ladies and gentlemen, it’s worth giving this lemon tart a go.
When are you going to give this recipe a go?