lemon heaven {and a reason to FINALLY use those lentils!}

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gimme something citrusy over chocolatey any day.

i spotted a recipe for a lemon tart on the back of a packet of ready made pastry whilst doing the joy that is the food shopping the other day. {nope, i don’t make my own pastry…and probably won’t again following THAT disaster!}. so 5 lemons, some eggs, caster sugar and a tub of double cream later…we were ready. well, plus the other £160 worth of food that i threw in the trolley too…seriously! i knew the cupboards were bare…but £160…i have to stop typing that figure, it’s making me feel queasy again…

anyway, once i’d dealt with that {punching {literally!} in my pin number and trying to figure out which boi bach eats the most so that i can sell him…} and packed the lot away {with some help…”shall i put the tatws {potatos) in the freezer, mam?”…} it was time to make me some lemon heaven.

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you will need: ready to roll all butter shortcrust pastry // 5 lemons (zest and juice) // 200g caster sugar // 200ml double cream // 4 eggs

you then: blind bake your pastry as it says on the packet. in my case it was roll out the pastry, put {carefully!} into your chosen dish, panic because you haven’t got baking beans…google it and realise you can FINALLY use those lentils you’ve got in the cupboard! put a sheet of baking parchment over the pastry and then put a layer of lentils on top and bake at 180 for 10 mins. then remove lentils and baking parchment, reduce the oven to 150 and bake for a further 5 mins.

mix the lemon juice and zest with the caster sugar. then add the eggs, mixing until combined well. add the cream*, give it another good mixing. then pour your heavenly mixture into your pastry dish. bake for 30 mins or until your lemon mixture is set.

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that extra bit of cream that’s left over? pour it all over your generous slice of lemon heaven and enjoy. even better, wash it down with a proper strong mug of tea.

mmm mm m!

coming next week: lemoned {the Welsh version obvs!}. robb picked up one lemon thinking that was all he needed for a recipe he had from school…turns out it was 4 lemons he needed…but i ain’t going nowhere near a freakin supermarket until i really HAVE TO.

question for you: do you actually use any of the recipes you see on other blogs? i know i do…i just wondered.

{* then take a huge glug…just because!}

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