September 04, 2009

tarte au citron

back from france we have a delicious recipe to share - tarte au citron! fresh and tasty will certainly satisfy even the most demanding dessert lovers. it's easy and quick to prepare so even the absolute beginners can try!

you will need:

- shortcrust pastry (better if home made)
- 4 eggs
- 300 ml of cream (the best would be french creme fraiche)
- 120 g of sugar
- 2 table spoons of flour
- juice and grated rind of 3 lemons
- icing sugar to serve
spread the shortcrust pastry in a well buttered cooking pan. make small holes with a fork and prepare for blind baking (with baking paper and baking beans). put in the preheated oven (up to 200°C) for 15 minutes.
take away the baking paper and the beans and put back in the owen for 5 more minutes. diminish the temperature in the oven to 150°C.

put the eggs with sugar in a bowl and work with mixer until the mixture becomes light. add the flour and cream and mix again slowly. at the and add the lemon juice and rind.
put the mixture on the patstry in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes (or longer if needed), until the cake becomes gold. take away form the owen and and leave to cool completely. serve with icing sugar if you like.

you can also make more small tarts in smaller baking pans if you wish to have individual tarts for your guest or family :)

1 comment:

Federica said...

So glad that you liked my new Ikea kitchen, thanks for your nice comment. Your blog is really a great inspiration for baking and cooking! Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

Have a wonderful day,


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