Friday, June 1, 2012

Ina Gartens Lemon Curd Tart

I am very excited about the recipe today.

1. It's from Ina garten - who I love love love. I don't even think about tweaking her recipes. .... { Ina if you are reading this can we do a cook date together }
2. It uses lemons !! 
3. You get to peel the lemons not great 
4. I got to use my new food processor.

Tart Shell 

  • 12 T butter - room temperature- very important  
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour 
  • pinch of salt 
  • bag of beans to weigh down crust 

  1. mix together the butter and sugar in electric mixer 
  2. add vanilla 
  3. sift together the flour and salt then add 
  4. mix till it just comes together then dump onto flighty floured surface and form into a ball
  5. put into tart pans 
  6. ***  ina called for a 10 inch but i was giving away one tart so i used two 5 inch and that worked great 
  7. chill in fridge till firm 
  8. heat oven to 350 
  9. lightly coat annunimun foil with butter and place onto of tart 
  10. fill covered tart with beans 
  11.      - i totally forgot this step and it still turned out ok so don't freak out if you do 
  12. cook for 20 minutes 
  13. remove foil and prick tart with fork and bake for another 20 minutes 
  14. cool to room temperature 

Lemon Curd 

  • 4 lemons 
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb) butter- once again room temp 
  • 4 eggs ( add one at a time) 
  • 1/8 t salt 
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice- from the lemons you will zest 

  1. zest the lemons with a vegetable peeler - try to not get the white part that is bitter 
  2. add zest and sugar into food processor :) with the steel blade and pulse till its well incorporated 
  3. cream the butter lemon sugar and eggs in your electric mixer with the paddle 
  4. add fresh lemon juice and salt 
  5. pour into saucepan on low heat and the curd will thicken- takes about ten minutes 
  6. pour into your cool  tart pans 

 you can make the tart and the curd or day before and then add the curd when ready to serve 
you can add 4 eggs to the tart recipe and come up with something really good- it was a mess up.... and the dough was divine--- new recipe ???? 

since you will have lemons lying around don't forget to make our 

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