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Finger lime twist on a basic #lemontart, using #lemonmyrtle and #fingerlimes. See what you can do.

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Lemon meringue tarts

Serves 10 For sweet pastry shells

125g butter 105g caster sugar 1 medium eggs pinch of salt 235g plain flour with dried lemon myrtle For lemon curd

500g whole eggs 500g sugar 400g lemon juice, lemon myrtle and Finger Lime pearls 500g butter

For Swiss meringue 100g egg whites 200g sugar


For sweet pastry

Cream the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and mix. Add the flour and salt and mix. Cover in cling film and rest for 2 hours in a refrigerator.

To make pastry shells


• Pre-heat oven at 180C. • Roll out the sweet pastry on a lightly floured bench until approximately 3mm thick. • Cut out required portions of sweet pastry rolled in a tea spoon of lemon myrtle with a pastry cutter and push into the lightly buttered pastry tin making sure the pastry is pressed down right into the corners of the tin. With the back of a small knife cut the excess pastry. • Blind bake the pastry for 5-6 minutes until evenly golden brown

For lemon curd • In a heavy based sauce-pan combine the whole eggs, sugar, lemon juice. finger limes. lemon myrtle and lemon zest • Whisk over medium heat until the mix bubbles • Remove from heat and incorporate the butter piece by piece using a hand blender • Place in a container, cover with cling film and cool as quickly as possible

Method for Swiss meringue • Place the sugar and egg whites into a bowl over a bain-marie and whisk to combine

• Allow the mix to slowly heat until 80oC whisking occasionally throughout the process

• When the mix has reached temperature transfer to kitchen aid and whisk until cooled • Pipe immediately To assemble tarts • Pipe the lemon curd into the tart shells 3/4 up the sides • Pipe the Swiss meringue in the Centre, shaking up and down • Lightly colored with a blow torch

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