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Lime Tart

Woifey
by Woifey

Posted for Potty {#Smile} Nigel Slater's recipe from The Kitchen Diaries. Use lemons as an alternative.

Lime Tart

Make certain there are no cracks or holes in your pastry case before you pour the filling in. Serves 8.

170g plain flour
50g golden icing sugar
90g butter
an egg yolk
1 tbsp cold water

for the filling:

6 large eggs
250g caster sugar
the juice of 5-7 limes (180ml)
175ml double cream

Put the flour and icing sugar into the bowl of a food processor, add the butter cut into chunks, and blitz for a few seconds. Stop when it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the egg yolk and the water. Tip into a mixing bowl and bring the dough together into a thick log with your hands. Wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for half an hour.

Cut thin slices from the log of pastry, then press them into a loose-bottom 23-24cm tart tin with high sides (3.5cm), pressing the pastry gently up the sides and over the base. (It is too fragile to roll.) Make certain that there are no holes, otherwise the filling will leak through. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper into tart case and fill it with baking beans (I use old haricot beans, but you can buy ceramic or metal beans especially for the job from cookware shops). Bake the tart case for 10 minutes, then remove the greaseproof paper and bake for a further 5 until the pastry is dry to the touch.

Turn the oven down to 150C/gas mark 2. Finely grate the zest from two of the limes. Squeeze enough limes to get 180ml of juice (this depends on their ripeness). Mix the eggs and sugar, beating lightly for a few seconds - you don't want it to be frothy - then stir in the lime juice and cream. Pour through a sieve, then stir in the lime zest. Pour into the baked tart tin and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove while the filling is wobbly. Leave to cool.

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by pottyaboutgrowing

Thanks woifey done the lemon tart but the lime sound even better.. my cheeks are twitching with the tartness as I write recipe... drooooling now..{#Razz}

Make yourself at home!!! Clean my kitchen. A balanced diet is a piece of cake! In each hand.
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