Saturday, June 13, 2020

Daisy Lemon Tartlets



Oopsy daisy- made yet another sweet treat! With my current obsession for daisies and lemons I thought why not combine the two into a delicious dessert. Originally I stumbled across a similar pastry on TikTok and wanted to try my hand at making it. Considering it appeared to use a lemon curd, I didn't need further encouraging to make it... I'll happily take any opportunity to make lemon curd. So tasty!


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Ingredients 
3 lemons
1 3/4 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature (8 tbs)
1/2 cup of lemon juice (about the yield from 3 lemons)
Pinch of salt

Note: You can use 3/4 cup of lemon juice from concentrate in lieu of the three lemons and zest in the event you don't have a food processor. This gives more flexibility to add lemon to taste, as well.

Tools

Steps
1. Begin by zesting the lemons with a peeler. Combine the zest and sugar and finely mince it in a food processor. 

2. Cream the butter and slowly incorporate the sugar and zest mixture. Add each egg, one at a time. Then add the lemon juice and salt. Mix until combined.

3. Pour the mixture into a sauce pan. Over a low-medium heat, just below a simmer, cook the curd. Be sure to stir constantly until thickened. I've found it takes 10-15 minutes. Remove from the stove top and let cool.

4. For the puff pastry you can certainly make your own, but I opted for Pepperidge Farm's frozen one. I made sure to take it out of the freezer early enough to allow it to warm up enough to be rolled out. Slightly roll out the puff pastry to be a little over 1/8 inch thick. With a flower cookie cutter, but the puff pastry. The puff pastry sheets I used yielded 8 flowers, but could likely make up to 10.

5. Grease a mini muffin pan. Place the puff pasty flowers in creating a bowl shape. Leave space between each for the pastry to puff up. Bake for 1/2 the directed time and take out of the oven. Spoon in the lemon curd and bake for the remaining time until the pastry is golden.

6. Once cooled, lightly dust confectioners sugar over the pastries. To keep the curd center intact, I cut a paper circle and placed that over the center in order to only cover the petals.


Enjoy!

Sincerely,

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