|Lemon tarts and mincemeat tarts.|
Recently I attended an English Cooking class. We studied the history of English High Tea and made various sweet and savory teatime treats. We made lemon tarts, strawberry jam tarts, mincemeat tarts, cucumber finger sandwiches, and others. What fun! At the end of class we ate our creations, served with a satisfying cup of tea of course! My favorite was the yummy lemon tarts.
The delicious lemon filling is called English Lemon Curd and is not hard to make. Lemon curd is thick, like a jam or spread and very lemony. It's wonderful in pastry-tart shells or spread on muffins or quick breads. The recipe below is from an old bed and breakfast cookbook of mine. Enjoy!
|English lemon curd|
English Lemon Curd
4 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon rind
8 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in the top of a double boiler. Cook over boiling water, stirring often, until thickened...about 20 minutes. Place in clean jars. Seal and store in the fridge. Makes 1 1/2 pints.
|Finger sandwiches and strawberry jam tarts|