March 17, 2012

Cook Like A Star : Lemon Tart

Anything Lemony , everything lemony ... seems to be my top rated " I LOVE THIS RECIPE " list. So this time around I have chosen to try Donna Hay's Lemon Tart recipe . I am always making my mom complaining about luring her to eat in the middle of the night . Gosh ..... I don't think its me. I gotta blame it on the lemon this time around. I love lemon ... yummy...
I was surprise to learn that lemon tart really taste good , much much better than egg tart . Heehee.... Ooopss am I offending any egg tart lovers out there . I will definitely gonna bake this lemon tart again . I brought this to the office the next day , and my staff finish it in no time ... LOL ..
For the Lemon Lovers like me ....

Lemon Tart by Donna Hay
Ingredients 
DOUGH:
200g   All purpose flour
100g   Cold unsalted butter, chopped
1tbsp  Caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4tsp Vanilla extract
LEMON FILLING:
1 cup  Single or pouring cream
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
55g    Caster sugar ( original recipe calls for 110g of caster sugar )
1/2cup Lemon juice

Method
1. Place flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and process until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add in    egg & vanilla and process in short bursts until the pastry just comes together. Pour out and bring together to form a ball. Flatten the pastry and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate pastry for 15 minutes.
2. Lightly flour work surface and roll out the pastry to 3mm thick. Line a deep 22cm round pastry ring with the pastry, trim and prick the base with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the pastry with non-stick baking paper, fill with baking weights or dried beans and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and paper and bake for further 2-3 minutes or until golden. Set aside.
4. Reduce the oven to 140°C.
5.To make the lemon filling, add cream, eggs, egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Pour the mixture into the tart shell and use the back of a metal spoon to skim the surface to remove any bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or until just set. Allow to cool and refrigerate until completely set.

Enjoy you yummy Lemony Lemon Tart !!

                                                 

I am going to link this with "Cook Like A Star" blog-hop featuring Donna Hay as the celebrity for the month of March, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids. Please drop by Bake For Happy Kids for the full details and join in the blog-hop!







18 comments:

  1. me too, also a lemon fan!adores limes and oranges too. pls wake me up in the middle of the night to eat this! LOL!

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    1. LOL... no problem babe.... and that would be about 2.00 am .. Heehee

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  2. I am a fan of anything lemony! Looks really good! Lucky colleagues! :)

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    1. best part is when my boss complaining about them putting on weight. LOL .... thats when I'll just pretend I didn't hear anything ... LOL

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  3. I just love lemony deserts! These tarts look yummy!

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    1. Tq Elpiniki , I can't stop eating it ... but I gotta watch my weight ... LOL

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  4. These lemon tarts look very beautiful! ...and very yummy too. Nice to know they have very lemony flavours that "remove" the eggy taste of most typical egg tarts. I'm with you because I would prefer these tarts than eating "eggy" tasting egg tarts :D

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    1. LOL...... I am happy to have 'gangs' .. Heehee

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  5. Your tarts look gorgeous. Love your blog. Totally going to follow :)

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    1. Hi Anuja, tq for stopping by ... I love your blog too ... LOL ..

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  6. love these! I baked lemon bars before but am looking forward to baking lemon tarts!

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  7. These really look wonderful. I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really likethe food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Hi Mary , tq for dropping by . I love your blog as well.. ;) .. I am very new to food blogging tho .. Please feel free to advice me ;) .

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  8. nice idea.. thanks for sharing....

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