Lemon “tart”

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I call this a lemon “tart” because it has flavors reminscent of a lemon tart but it’s really a lemon posset with a shortbread crumble. This version of a lemon tart is SO simple to make at home without any fancy equipment. It’s perfect for this stay-at-home period whilst we do our part and not go out. B3380A27-58A5-476B-A698-593F06DDD664D8E5BFF6-4E5B-44B9-AEA2-D851BF961895DB840661-1AC1-4EA8-ABA1-5D715E083F4448616CFE-862E-4045-83AC-35355E5731C18E36B6EC-0EDB-4DC8-A5CC-5399A328D654B8B6EDC1-956E-46B6-B9AA-C697042E26E495A75FD8-9DDF-4A2E-8B1C-4F4EA90898E669E546C6-381C-4B98-AC94-32E42A5C4A2B4D990CFA-5CFF-40CD-A0F3-E9E9E6B5D422B6EE9F33-564E-48B9-A2ED-AC25C3E316416125B17F-EE8A-4B9D-9FD5-087E6F7A0E9B

 

Shortbread (Buttery Cookie)
Yield: more than enough with lots of extra

125g Butter, cold and cubed
125g Granulated Sugar
187.5g All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until it comes together
Press dough onto a tray lined with parchment paper in a flat layer
Preheat the oven to 170C
Bake for 10 minutes, use a spoon to break up the chunks of dough
Bake for 10-15 more minutes until golden
Cool cookie
Crush in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor (this works better)

Lemon Posset
Yield: 3 coupes

Ingredients

250g Heavy Cream
75g Sugar
1 ea Lemon peel
40g Lemon juice

Place cream, sugar and lemon peel in a pot
Place pot on the stove on medium heat, stir until sugar has melted
Remove lemon peel when the mixture is hot
Bring to a boil
Turn off heat, skim of foam

Pour lemon juice into hot cream and gently stir
To assemble, pour posset into a glass or coupe
Chill until set
Top with crumble

OR

If your crumble is fine enough to clump together, press into your vessel like a cheesecake crust and refrigerate until set -> head over to the highlights of this step by step guide to see why you should grind it fine.
Pour posset mixture on top of crumble

 

 

KARĒ PIE

I used the same recipe that I made the strawberry galettes with to make this curry puff, or karē pie (because I used japanese curry) to make a simple and quick filling! I’ve done all sorts of fillings: beef stew, chicken stew, australian sausage rolls, banana cream pie, apple pie. The possibilities are endless! As usual, the step by step tutorials are on our instagram highlights.

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Karē Filling
Yield: 6 portions

Ingredients

1/2 yellow onion, diced
1    potato, diced
1/2 head cauliflower, small pieces
1 cup water or stock
2    S&B Curry Roux Cubes, shaved
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Heat a pot up with oil
Sweat onions on low heat until softened, add potatoes and cauliflower, cook for 1-2 minutes
Add water and simmer with lid on for ~ 10 minutes or until vegetables have softened
Turn off heat and stir in shaved curry cube
Turn heat back on and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened – almost paste like consistency
Cool down curry
Assembly

For dome shaped kare pie, you’ll require:

1 egg beaten for an egg wash

Pie dough portioned into 2mm thick, 12cm-wide (x3) and 15cm-wide(x3) circles

Find a bowl, 8cm in diameter and line with cling wrap, place cooled curry and press in half a hardboiled egg (optional) in the center bringing the height up to about 3cm. Wrap the plastic to cover and freeze.

Working on a baking sheet lined with parchment, place the 12cm-wide circle of pie dough on the parchment (your dough should be cold, but pliable).
Center the frozen curry in the middle of the 12cm-wide pie circle.
Using a brush or your finger, line the rim with a scant amount of egg wash, place the 15cm-wide circle on top to seal the pie together.
Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal it shut.
Egg wash and refrigerate.
Chill for at least an hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 200C and bake for 15 minutes. Lower heat to 175C and continue baking for another 15 minutes.