Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Lemon Tarts

Small tart shell filled with lemon flavor topping is a wonderful treat after any meal….


For tart shells

1 cup flour
1/2 cup white butter
A pinch salt
2-3 tbsp ice-cold water or just enough to combine

For the lemon filling: (For 8-10 tart shells)

1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
2-3 drops yellow color
4 tbsp cold water


  • Sieve the flour and salt together. Rub butter into the flour with finger tips till you get crumbly mixture. (If using yellow or salted butter add 1/2 tbsp sugar)
  • Knead lightly with cold water to form dough. (Don’t over work)
  • Wrap in a damp cloth or cling film and refrigerate for 15-20 min.
  • Roll out tart dough into 1/4" thick. Cut into small tarts with cutter or any lid.
  • Press into small tart shells and prick them with fork all over.
  • Bake at 200 deg C for 10-15 min. (Keep watch after 10 min)
  • Once the shells are ready, keep aside to cool.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling and microwave at 100% power for 4-5 min or till thick. Keep stirring after every min.
  • Cool it and fill the mixture in tart shells.
  • Garnish with cherries or sweet cream and serve.