Lemon Tart


Lemon Tart

INGREDIENTS

Tart Dough

300g plain flour

150g unsalted butter

1/2 tbsp salt

120g icing sugar

3 egg yolks

vanilla

lemon zest

Lemon Curd

3 lemons (juice and zest)

80g butter

200g white sugar

4 whole eggs

2 spoons of gelatine

METHOD

1. Make the dough from the listed ingredients until firm and smooth. Gather the dough into a ball and wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. You want a fluted tart pan with a removable bottom that allows you to hold the bottom of the pan and slide the edge off to achieve a perfect crust. If you’re lining your pan with pie or tart dough before filling it, there’s no need to grease the pan.

4. Press the tart dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides. Freeze for 20 to 30 minutes until very firm. Prick the bottom of the tart shell with a fork and line the baking paper on top of the tart. Fill the tart shell with some beans or rice to form the pressure on top.

5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until crust is set and just beginning to brown.

6. Remove foil and bake until crust is golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more. Set the crust on a wire rack and cool completely.
7. Prepare the lemon curd. Whisk whole eggs and sugar in a saucepan until smooth, then place pan over a low heat. Add the butter, lemon juice and zest and whisk continuously until thickened. Strain through a sieve into the chilled tart. Stir 2 spoons of gelatine at the end if you want to get a firmer curd.