~*` My Lemon Tarts `*~
5 Tablespoons of Butter, melted
1 cup of Sugar
The Juice and Finely Grated zest of two Lemons
To make the Lemon curd, In the top of a double boiler, (with simmering water below)
NOte: They don't tell you but you have to have a pot that is Stainless Steel and a rubber whisk or plastic spoon or it will taste like metal. the bottom pot don't matter. They also didn't tell you in this recipe that you need to cook it for at least 25 minutes for it to get thickened.. I had to search for it..
beat the Eggs into the melted Butter. Then stir in the Sugar.
Beat until thoroughly combined
Add the Lemon Juice and rind gradually
cook until thicken, stirring constantly
this takes about 25 minutes..
Let cool before pouring into the baked tart shells
(If you have extra you can store it in the Refrigerator for a week a and used as a spread on bread or cookies)
So here is further information:
This recipe only made those three tarts.. so if you want more you have to double the recipe. The tarts that I have here above are about four inches across.
A simple crust fast and simple..
One cup of Flour
two heaping tablespoon's of Lard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup of cold Water
Place all ingredients except for water...in a mixing bowl.. mix until you produce a flour as a fine cornmeal..
Add a little water at a time about 1/4 cup until mixture will hold together. Roll out very thin on a floured counter top.. cut out size to your preference, you can also put the crust in muffin tins
make sure you cute enough to cover the sides of your tart pans or muffin tins. .
Same thing with this recipe, It only makes the three tart shells shells above. So if you want more you have to double this recipe.. but it's a simple recipe..
I hope that you give this a try and that you enjoy it. I had lots of fun making these going to do it again maybe some smaller ones for a tea party..
doesn't this look devine a yellow tea party..