Lemon meringue tart-Delices & Gourmandises style
With Delices & Gourmandises lemon meringue tart, add a zest of exotic flavour to your favorite desert. Indeed, lemon is famous for being beneficial to the health with its nourishing elements and remains one of the most appreciated ingredient as far as pastries are concerned. Very healthy and delicious at taste, its recipe is quite simple kindly given by Delices & Gourmandises.
• 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
• 1/2 cup caster sugar
• 3 egg-whites
• 1 sheet sweet short-crust pastry (see tip)
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 cup lemon juice
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup cornflour
• 2 tablespoons plain flour
• 2 egg-yolks
• 30 g butter
• 1 lemon, finely grated rind
-Preheat oven to hot, 200°C
-Ease pastry into a 28 cm pie plate (or flantin with removable base), trimming edges. Line with baking paper and rice. Bake blind for 10mn. Remove filling and bake for a further 5mn, until golden.
-Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar and flours. Bring the boil on a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens. Simmer for 3 mn.
-Beat in yolks butter and rind. Cool slightly
Beat egg-whites in a clean bowl with an electric mixer until sort peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar dissolves and foam is stiff, thick and glossy. Beat in vinegar.
-Spoon meringue on top of firm filling. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve with cream if desired.