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lemon shortbread tart, vanilla whipped cream, crunchy white chocolate balls

Vegetarian, Sweet

A smaller version of a crowd favorite!  A light lemon cream covered with a Swiss meringue and caramelized at the last minute.


Recipe for 12 Tapas

Tarte dough

280 Gr
Salted butter
40 Gr
1 Unit(s)
60 Gr
Icing sugar
60 Gr
Almond powder
260 Gr
Wheat flour

Lemon cream

310 Ml
275 Gr
35 Gr
2 Unit(s)
Lemon zests
240 Ml
Lemon juice
4 Unit(s)
Egg yolk
25 Gr

Swiss meringue

125 Ml
35% whipping cream
30 Gr
0.50 Tsp
Vanilla extract
1 Unit(s)
Lime zest(s)

Preparation time: 60.00 min

Preheat your Oven at 356.00 °F

  • Pie dough

    If your butter is too hard, pass it in the microwave very briefly until it is soft but not melted. Place butter to a mixing bowl and add the sugar. Combine well with a whisk. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking them in until nicely incorporated before adding the next.  Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until smooth, then form a ball. Wrap your dough ball in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

    When ready to form, lightly warm it with your hands and roll it out. (Rolling it on parchment paper instead of on the counter will save you some cleaning up! )

    Once satisfied with the thickness, you can place the dough on a tray in the fridge. Afterwards you can cut the pie dough into the desired size. Once you've postinioned it in your desired mould, you can cook it in the oven at 356°F (180°C).

  • Lemon cream

    In a sauce pot, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter in the order indicated in the ingredients section. Bring to a boil while continuously whisking.

    Let it boil for at least 30 seconds. Pass the cream through a fine mesh sieve and then incorporate the butter with your whisk.

    Set aside in the fridge covered in plastic wrap.

  • Vanilla chantilly

    In a very cold bowl, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla. Once the cream forms the stiff peaks you can keep it in the fridge.

    When assembling the tartlets, make a beautiful rosette on the tarts using a piping bag and he proper star shaped tip..

    Finish with some lime zest on whipped cream.

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To avoid having clumps of starch, combine it with the sugar before adding it to the sauce pot. You can also give it a quick mix with an imersion blender.

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