Lemon Cream Tart

Recipes | Buffalo Cookware Malaysia
  • 120gm flour
  • 70gm butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 tbsp cold water (or cold milk)
  • Half of lemon (grated zest)

Part A :

  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 80gm sugar
  • 2 tsp cornflour (about 10ml)

Part B:

  • 40gm butter
  • ⅔ cup fresh cream

Method for crust

  1. Firstly, sieve flour into a mixing bowl. Add grated lemon zest and butter. Mix with hand until well combined adding cold water gradually until you achieve a dough consistency. Knead dough into a ball and wrap with cling wrap and store in fridge for 30 minutes to one hour.
  2. Once dough is set, transfer dough onto a slightly flour wooden board. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a round flat layer, slightly larger than the inner pot size.
  3. Greased inner pot with butter. Place in the dough lightly pressed against the pot. Placed a layer of aluminium foil and add beans or rice on top of the foil. Close lid, select “Cake” function and cook with preset timing.
  4. When cooking completes, carefully remove foil and beans and discard them. Remove the crust from inner pot and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Method for filling

  1. Prepare a bain marie of a pot of boiling water with a bowl on top. Place all ingredients Part A of fillings and whisk constantly until smooth.
  2. Add butter to the mixture and stir well. Remove bowl and place into an ice bath until mixture is cooled.
  3. In a whisking bowl, add fresh cream and whisk in mixer until stiff. Add fresh cream to the cooled lemon filling. Use a spatula to fold the cream into the lemon filling until well combined.
  4. Pour the lemon cream filling into the baked crust. Grate some lemon zest as decoration and lemon tart is ready to serve.

Tips :

  1. If the lemon cream filling is too runny, you may add a little cornstarch to thicken it.
  2. You may leave out the lemon zest if you want a smoother consistency (smooth where? Crust or decor?)
  3. When kneading the dough, do not add water all at once
  4. Placing beans or rice on top of crust ensures the crust don’t break while cooking