“LEMON TARTS”.. Crispy little tarts filled with refreshing lemon curd and topped with tiny butttercream dollops… made by me from scratch.. Lemon tarts : For the lemon curd filling : Eggs – 3 Lemon juice – 1/3 rd cup Sugar – 3/4 th cup Lemon zest – 1 tbsp Butter – 4 tbsp Tart crust : Flour (maida) – 400 gm Cornflour – 30 gm Butter (soft) – 250 gm Egg – 1 Egg yolks – 2 Icing sugar – 50 gm 1. Whisk the eggs, lemon juice and sugar together in a stainless steel saucepan. 2. Now heat this mix in a double boiler while continuously whisking it so that eggs don’t curdle. 3. The mixture will eventually thicken like a sauce and sugar will get dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes. 4. Switch off the flame and then add the butter and lemon zest, mix it till everything comes together. 5. Now cover the layer of the lemon curd with a cling film to avoid forming of the skin. 6. Now let it cool and chill in the fridge. It stays good for 1 week. 7. To make the the crust, whisk the butter and icing sugar 8. Then add the maida cornflour to the butter mixture and mix. 9. Add the egg and egg yolks to the above and form a dough. 10. Knead till everything is mixed and wrap it with a cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour. 11. Roll out the dough and cut small tart pieces using a cooking cutter. 12. Chill them for 30-35 minutes and bake them for 2p min, in a preheated oven at 170℃. 13. Now cool them. Pour the lemon curd into a piping bag and pipe them into the tarts. 14. Now decorate with little butter icing or whipped cream or some fruits. I have put a tiny dollop of butter cream and a tiny chocolate chip on top. Butter – 1/2 cup Icing sugar – 2 cups Vanilla – 1/2 tsp Cream – 2 tbsp Green food color – few drops (this can be avoided or any color of personal choice can be added) 1. The butter should be soft or at room temperature. Whisk it till it is soft. 2. Add the icing sugar and whisk till mixed. 3. Add vanilla extract and the cream, whisk it till it is fluffy enough. 4. Add the color and give a final mix. Put it into a piping bag and pipe small dollops on top.