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English-Style Lemon Tart

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English-Style Lemon Tart

English-Style Lemon Tart - Sinfully creamy dessert suitable for a tea party or brunch

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation
Calories:
448
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie448 kcal(21 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat22 g(19 %)
Carbohydrates54 g(36 %)
Sugar added28 g(112 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D1 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.4 mg(12 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate20 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6.6 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C7 mg(7 %)
Potassium112 mg(3 %)
Calcium40 mg(4 %)
Magnesium19 mg(6 %)
Iron1.3 mg(9 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids12.4 g
Uric acid17 mg
Cholesterol186 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
3 ounces
1 ounce
2
5 ounces
3
5 ounces
2 ounces
sweet cream Butter
1
Pastry flour (for dusting)
dried Beans (for blind baking)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fork, 1 Fine grater, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Cookie cutter ring, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Piping bag, 1 Oven rack, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Citrus juicer, 6 Tartlet molds, 1 Metal bowl

Preparation steps

1.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 1

Beat together butter, sugar and 1 pinch of salt until smooth with a hand mixer. Mix in 1 egg yolk.

2.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 2

Add flour and beat just until a smooth dough. Press into a disk, wrap in pastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 3

Allow dough to sit at room temperature briefly and then roll out on a floured work surface to about 3 mm (approximately 1/3 inch) thick.

4.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 4

Using a flour-dusted plate as a guide, cut out 6 rounds, about 12 cm (approximately 5 inches) in diameter. Knead together scraps, roll out again and cut out more rounds.

5.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 5

Butter 6 tartlet molds (10 cm or approximately 4 inches in diameter) and line with dough rounds, pressing firmly with a fork. Trim excess dough.

6.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 6

Place parchment paper circles cut to fit on top of dough rounds and fill with dried beans. Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 165°C) (approximately 400°F) for about 15 minutes.

7.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 7

Let cool on a wire rack and remove from molds.

8.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 8

Rinse lemons in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest from 2 lemons.

9.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 9

Squeeze juice from lemons. Mix 160 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) juice with lemon zest, sugar and butter in a metal bowl.

10.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 10

Place metal bowl over a pot of simmering water until butter melts. Add remaining egg yolk and the egg with 2-3 tablespoons more lemon juice and beat over the water bath until thick and creamy, 8-10 minutes.

11.
English-Style Lemon Tart preparation step 11

Pour custard through a fine sieve into prepared tartlet shells. Let cool completely before serving.