Lime Curd Tartlets Recipe

Lime Curd Tartlets Recipes

Ingredients :

1 cup plain flour

60g unsalted butter, softened and chopped

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup icing sugar

icing sugar, to dust

Lime Curd:

1 tsp grated lime rind

100ml lime juice

100g unsalted butter

180g caster sugar

4 eggs, lightly whisked

Method :
  1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, make a well in the centre and add the butter, egg yolk and icing sugar.

  2. Work together the butter, yolk and sugar with your fingertips, then slowly incorporate the flour.

  3. You may need to add 1-2 tbsp iced water.

  4. Bring together into a ball, flatten slightly, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. To make the lime curd, put the lime rind, juice, butter and sugar in a small saucepan.

  6. Stir over low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

  7. Cool slightly, then whisk in the eggs.

  8. Heat again over very low heat, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

  9. Preheat the oven to 350F Gas 4, lightly grease six 7cm fluted tart tins.

  10. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper to about 3mm thick.

  11. Cut out six rounds with an 8cm biscuit cutter and lightly press into the tins, cutting off any excess.

  12. Prick the pastry with a fork and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden on the edges.

  13. Cool slightly in the tins, then transfer to a wire rack.

  14. Divide the lime curd among the tartlets, then dust with icing sugar.

  15. Serve with cream and fruit, if desired.

Makes 6

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