Lemon is one food item that you can easily add to almost any type of food. There are countless desserts that are based out of lemon and we have selected three that you should certainly try.
Buttermilk Lemon Tart
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1/2 recipe of basic pie dough
- 2/3 cup of buttermilk
- 1/2 cup of sugar (granulated)
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 lrg. eggs
- 2 tsp. lemon zest (grated)
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. melted butter (unsalted)
- 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
- Confectioners’ sugar
- You want to start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pour flour on a flat surface and roll the pie dough recipe in to an 11 inch circle. Once done, transfer it to the tart pan, which should be around 9 inches, with a removable bottom. Make sure you press the dough firmly into the pan and freeze it for 15 minutes.
- Take the pan out and line it with parchment paper and fill it with dried beans. Then bake it for about 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove the parchment paper and then bake again for about 5-10 minutes until the boot is light golden.
- You need to mix buttermilk, flour, both granulated and brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt, lemon juice and zest together properly. Once mixed, pour the mixture into the tart crust but make sure to leave about a quarter inch off the top. You need to bake for about 50 minutes or until the filling is set.
- Once filling is set, remove it and allow it to cool on a rack for about 2 hours. You can then dust the confectioners’ sugar on it and remove the tart ring.
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup of butter (melted)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of lemon extract
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Food coloring (yellow)
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- You then need to line a baking sheet with a parchment paper.
- In a bowl, gently mix flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, add butter, sugar, lemon extract, egg, lemon juice and vanilla extract with about 5 drops of food coloring. Mix the ingredients well.
- Then add the dry ingredients to the mixture, do so slowly.
- Pour the powdered sugar on to a plate.
- With the dough, form 1 inch balls and roll them around in the powdered sugar until they are covered. Then place the ball on a baking sheet, making sure there is about 2-3 inches between them.
- Put in the oven for bake for about 10 minutes.
- The cookies should be done, allow them to cool off in the sheet before you transfer them to a cooling rack.
Lemon Creme Brûlée
- 5 egg yolks
- 2 cups of cream
- 1/2 cup of sugar (granulated)
- 2 tsp of lemon extract
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, mix the egg yolk and sugar together until it is smooth.
- Add in the lemon extract and cream and lightly mix it together.
- In a baking dish, put empty ramekins and fill the dish with hot water. It should be filled to about halfway up the ramekins side. Put the egg mixture in the ramekins until completely filled.
- Put the tray in the oven and allow it to bake for around 45 minutes. To test if it has baked properly, insert a knife and see if it comes out clean.
- Remove the tray from the oven and set it to cool, you can put it in the fridge to speed the process.
- Once cooled, you can sprinkle some brown sugar on top and place it under a broiler, waiting for the sugar to caramelize. Let it cool a little bit before you serve it.