... has long been a favourite of mine.. & funnily enough, I just can't get enough of it. I have scoured the London restaurant scene for the best of the best..
I've driven Vincenzo mad about my favourites & hassled him enough to modify our almost perfect lemon tart to create what I consider to be THE PERFECT lemon tart... if you like it caramelised like I do... just pop it under the grill for a couple of mind with a sprinkle of icing sugar on top.. we find this brings out the flavour of the lemons even more than before...
Someone who knows all about rhyming is the greatest Italian poet in history, Dante Alighieri, creator of the Divine Comedy.. .... anyway... where is this going??
Whilst perusing the latest photos of the wonderful & everly sweeter by the day Vincenzo.. I noticed what a striking resemblance the great caker has to the great Italian 'Poeta' himself! Minus the leafy head dress and histrorical hoodie...
Moving swiftly onto the receipe...
For the sweet pastry
250 g plain flour
200 g unsalted butter, cut into dice
100 g icing sugar, sifted
pinch of sea salt
2 egg yolks
1 drop vanilla extract, optional
For the lemon custard filling
+ 7 egg yolks
320 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
zest of 5 lemons
375 g caster sugar
320 g unsalted butter
50 g icing sugar
crème fraîche (optional)