Saturday, January 13, 2007

Lime Tart coconut ice-cream served with:

Sweet Pastry:
Butter 65gr
Sugar 30gr
Flour (soft) 125gr
Egg ½
Lime Filling:
Limes (zest and juice) 2
Eggs 4
Caster sugar 180gr

Double cream 150ml
To make pastry, sieve the flour then lightly rub in the butter and sugar to a sandy texture.
Make a well in the centre; add the beaten egg and mix it.
Gradually incorporate the flour and butter and lightly mix to from a smooth paste.
Wrap the paste in cling-film and allow to rest in the fridge for at least one hour before rolling out.

Divide the paste in two and roll out each half on a lightly floured surface to a size just large enough to fill the greased flan ring. Line the ring making sure the paste gets into the corners and has a 1inch overhang. Bake blind in a pre-heated oven 200`c for 10min, remove the beans and greaseproof paper and trim off the overhang. Return the flan to the oven for a further 10min.
To make the filling whisk the eggs, sugar and lime zest, stir in the lime juice and then fold in the cream.
Reduce the oven temperature to 120`c. pour the filling into the pastry case and bake for 30min.
When cooked remove from oven and allow to cool. Remove the flan ring and cut each tart into 8 dust with icing sugar and glaze with a blow-torch or under a hot grill.

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