Back again with a little ode to the end of summer, a beautiful and zingy Lemon and Lime Tart. This super simple, super tasty treat is so unbelievably easy to make that I’m beginning to think I might make it a weekly thing!
I found the recipe on the BBCGoodFood website, but that was a recipe for a simple lemon tart so I just added a couple of limes in to pack out the citrus flavour (and use up the 2 limes I had in the fruit bowl) and what emerged was my new favourite thing to bake!
I’ve made this a couple of times now and each time myself and my harshest critic (my partner) have loved it, I must confess that I do cheat and buy the tart pastry case from the supermarket (sorry!) but I want to make sure the filling is as good as it can be each time before I even think about tackling the impossible task of homemade pastry.
140g Caster Sugar
150ml Double Cream
Juice & Zest from 3 Lemons
Juice & Zest from 2 Limes
To make the filling simply mix the eggs, caster sugar and double cream together with an electric whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy with no grittiness from the sugar.
Now, preheat your oven to 160C/140 fan/ Gas Mark 3, add the juice and zest of lemons and limes to the mixture and hand stir with a whisk until all evenly combined.
Put your tart case (with the foil still on) onto a baking tray and pour the mixture in, fill it all the way to the top but don’t let it overflow!
Pop the tart in the oven and allow it to cook for 30-35 minutes until just set but still with a little bit of bounce, at this point take it out the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
Now slice up and enjoy, I always like to add a little splash of cream across the top for some extra flavour.
This dessert is perfect to make for a family or friends gathering (..or maybe just to have a few nights in a row on your own at the moment) as you can easily get 6 slices out of it, it’s also great for a beginner baker as there aren’t too many ingredients, the method is simple and with a store-bought pastry case you literally can’t go wrong. So yet again, another easy recipe you can wow family and friends with when they think you slaved for hours in the kitchen to create this little masterpiece…turns out you probably spent less than an hour in there!!