Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My Favorite Lemon Torte

I´ve allways been a succer for lemon tarts and this recipe is my absolute favorite one, with the crumbly crust, soft and creamy middle and zangy lemon curd on top.....jummy. Hope you like it!! :)

Basic pastry dough recipe, makes 2
500g flour
250g butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg. lightly beaten
4 tbsp white wine or milk
100g icing sugar

Lemon filling
2 lemons
4 large eggs
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups heavy cream

Lemon Curd
1 large egg
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp butter

Bring the butter to room temperature. Mix the butter and flour together until just crumbly. Add the sugar, egg and wine, mix into a soft dough. Shape the dough into one or two balls and refrigerate wrapped in plastic.

Roll out the pastry to a thin circle. Line a 9 inch tart pan with the dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Remove the zest from the two lemons and squeeze to remove the juice. Place the zest, chopped fine, the juice, eggs, sugar and the cream in a bowl and beat until smooth. Pour the filling into the tart pan and bake for about 30 minutes until the filling sets. Then set aside to cool down.

To make the curd, place the egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl over simmering water. Whisk until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, pour over the lemon tart and spread evenly. Let sit at least 20 miutes.

Serve with some whipped cream.


Anonymous said...

Love this recipe....nice :)


Anonymous said...

One of my favourite recipe !