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Tarte au Citron (Lemon Tart)

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Origin of dish:  France
Type of cooking:  Oven
 
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
 
Ingredients (serves 6):


Method:

Make base :
1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl and roll into a ball.
2. Roll pastry out onto a floured surface, then line greased flan dish.
3. Chill for at least an hour.
4. Precook base for 15 minutes at 230°C (Gas 8).

Make filling :
5. Whsk eggs with sugar, zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1/2 lemon.
6. Add melted butter and juice of seond another 1/2 lemon.
7. Pour into base.
8. Bake for at least 30 minutes.
9. Sprinkle with icing sugar, serve.
Advice: If you or your guests like meringue, try this :
Beat two egg whites until very stiff.
Carefully stir in 100g sugar and a pinch of salt.
Once tart is cooked, cover with mixture.
Put back in oven at a low heat until meringue is cooked.

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