7 April 2014

Lemon curd meringue tarts



I was thinking about this recipe a lot of time and finally I made!
I love Mimi recipes, but I think is the first Im sharing, always her recipes are lovely, simples and exactly!

Source: Manger






Lemon  curd meringue tarts
(makes about 8 small tarts)

. "The base is a Breton sablé biscuit, so rich and buttery and slightly flavoured with rum. And  then covered with lemon custard and an Italian meringue on top." (from Mimi)

For the sablés
250 g/ 2 cups plain flour
130 g/ 2/3 cup fine sugar
240 g/ 1 cup unsalted butter
1 pinch / salt
2 egg yolks
1 tsp dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk, for the eggwash
A bunch of redcurrants/groseille – to garnish

Method

On a  bowl, mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth dough. 
Shape into a ball, wrap in cling film/ plastic wrap and refrigerate for a least 1hours. 
On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out 8-10 cm circles . 
Brush the sablés with eggwash. Bake on a parchment lined baking tray in a preheated oven 180°C/ 350 F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool on a pastry rack.


For the lemon custard
Juice of 3 lemons
80 g/ 1/3 cup unsalted butter
130 g/ 2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs

Method
Squeeze the lemon juice. Pour into a saucepan, add the sugar and whisked eggs. Whisk gradually, adding the butter, until mixture becomes thick like a custard on a medium to low heat. Take off the heat and leave to cool completely. 


For the Italian meringue
4 egg whites
250 g/  1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80 ml/ 1/3 cup lukewarm water
1 pinch of salt

Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan on a medium to high – bring to a boil.
 Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and has thickened to a syrupy consistence and has reached a temperature of 120°C. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks.
 Increase the speed and pour the syrup in a slow stream. Lower the speed and continue to whisk until the mixture has cooled, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
The mixture should be thick and glossy.

Transfer lemon custard into piping bag and pipe a small ball (size of a ping-pong ball) in the center of the sablé.

Transfer meringue mixture to another large piping bag and pipe small meringue shapes on top of sablé and lemon custard, starting from the bottom sides. Brown with a blow torch.






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En español
Tartas de merengue y limón










Estas tartas de limón y merengue son una delicia.
Mucho tiempo que las quería hacer pero simplemente no las
había podido hacer, (por qué marzo será tan de locos?)
Ha sido muy agitado.
Bueno Mimí es una persona maravillosa (mitad francesa y mitad americana) y hace unas recetas estupendas)
y de ahí saqué una de sus recetas.
Mimí vive gran parte del tiempo en el campo en una casa antigua y le encanta cocinar.

Ingredientes

Para la masa sablé

115 comments:

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    1. Yum! I want to make something like this for Easter!

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    2. Thanks Betsy is a good recipe you would enjoy Mimi's blog Im sure the pictures are beautiful!

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  2. I love their blog also..
    To me it is the most exquisite of all:)
    The whole family..she..the children..France..the food..the phtography:)
    You have made them Glorious Gloria..and on your blue plates.. even lovelier.
    How beautiful.
    I just made lemon curd..
    but nothing as gorgeous as these.

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    1. Thanks Monique I love Mimi's blog and how she is is amazing and fun and I think the french women are lovely really! When I found her blog I loved!
      Is my first I sharing I was afraid because she is amazing:)

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  3. Gloria,

    Your food always looks so delicious..I just want to take a bite..

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    1. Thanks Truedessa Im glad you like:)

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  4. smiles....i would def take a bite...
    like the garnish as well....
    adds a nice splash of color....

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    1. Yes dear I saved these little beauties for garnish:))
      anyway We ate all:)

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    2. i am sorry you are sad today.
      i hope all is well.

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    3. You know some days aren' t easy. I have to pray a little more:)
      Thanks dear Brian.xo

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  5. Cara Gloria, sarebbero perfette nella vetrina di una pasticceria!! Sei stata bravissima!! Complimenti!

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  6. What beautiful Lemon Curd Meringue Tarts you have shared with us today, Gloria. They look delectably delicious:) I must check out Mimi's site, it sounds delightful!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. Dear Louise please go to Mimi's site is amazing and I love her pictures and her kids and dogs lol!
      xoxo

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    2. I did go to Mimi's site, Gloria. I had a very nice visit. Thank you:)

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    3. Isn't she lovely?
      Thanks Louise;)

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  7. Una delicia de receta, se ve exquisita.Besossss

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  8. Gloria: These look delicious--especially with those lovely red currants!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. They look gorgeous , Gloria. Love the presentation!

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  10. Manger is such a pretty blog. And these lemon curd meringue tarts are so pretty! They look so delicious too!

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    1. Thanks Joyti Im agree is one of my favorite blogs!

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  11. Dear Gloria,
    These sound so good to me. I don't have dark rum. What other flavor might be good to use? I hope this finds you doing well. Did you have problems with the earthquake? I hope not. I'm sending you hugs. Lura

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    1. Thanks Lura! How are you ?
      Hope feel better dear!
      Thanks for ask but was in the north of Chilr anyway was reallu strong!
      You can use rum.vodka or whisky or only put vanilla.Are really good!
      XO

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    2. Thank you. I'm glad the earthquake did not harm you. Hugs

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  12. I have always wanted to make something with lemon curd but keep putting it off because my sons do not like desserts like this, sigh! wish I could have some of yours, it looks so inviting!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie I love lemon curf, this is a delicious recipe!

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  13. Beautiful - looks really delicious, Gloria
    Thanks for putting the fork there. I can't wait to get started. Yum!

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    1. Thanks Eddie:)
      Yes is ready to eat lol

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    2. Almost as delicious as you! lol
      I've commented at Betsy's

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    3. I think is better the tart lol

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  14. Gloria, This a pretty dessert! Lots of plate appeal! I can't remember the last time I ate currants or even saw them in the store. When I was a kid, my grandmother always had a couple of currant bushes/trees and she cooked with them too. She also canned some nice currant preserves or jelly. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks dear What lovely memories of your mom:)

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  15. That sure has a neat shape too, I'll eat the grapes and leave the rest for you

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    1. Ah Pat you always looking what to eat and not to eat lol

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    2. He's horrible. Good thing we have a soft spot for him or else!

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  16. wow these are lovely wish I could have one now

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  17. Wau...what a delightful, colorful and yummy treat.......can u give me a portion virtually.... :)

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  18. I love these little tarts. Lemon and meringue is one favorite combination. I love your photos as always, beautiful.

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  19. Loovely, Gloria...I like everything about these beautiful tarts! :) ela@GrayApron

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  20. Love these lemon curd meringue tartlets! They look so lovely and inviting with red currants!

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  21. Hi Gloria,
    Such a beautiful and delicious dessert! And I love the red currants too!

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  22. That looks so pretty, and delicious!

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  23. I live in Brittany, so, the "sablé breton", i love !
    This tartlet looks so delicious !

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  24. This recipe is really delicious!! I like very much the idea to use italian meringue!!!
    Kiss

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  25. These looks delicious! Can I...? ^_____^

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  26. These are so elegant and delicious Gloria!

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  27. What a pretty combination - I looked at her blog and it is lovely. But I think yours is too! xx

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    1. Thanks Suza I lover her blog too and I love her recipes thanks for stopping by!xo

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  28. Se ven deliciosas!!!

    Tengo que probarlas.

    Un beso Gloria :)

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    1. las preparé y le encantaron a mi nene y mi marido, gracias a ti por compartir cosas tan deliciosas, un beso! :)

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  29. Just beautiful!!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  30. This is really nice topic, which is very use full for me.

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  31. Un dolce meraviglioso e bellissimo!!!!

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  32. Meringue is so delicious! If I tried to put a torch to any of my food, I'd burn down my kitchen. I'll leave it to your, my friend!

    Hope you're feeling better today. I'm doing better. I have to good food shopping in a bit. Blech!

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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  33. How beautiful are these! Perfectly scorched.

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    1. Thanks Hazel I try with a new torch and is amazing!!

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  34. So pretty & delicious.YUM.

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  35. Te quedaron maravillosas amiga. Un abrazo y gracias por ser tan linda y cariñosa conmigo.

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    1. Ay Nathalia tú eres un amor y lo digo en serio y la Alba exquisita!! Estos no duraron nada amiga pero le pude llevar a mi mamá y le encantaron es gracioso porque mi mamá no era dulcera poero ahora sí!
      (por suerte no tiene diabetes):)
      besos

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  36. I am not a fan of lemon merengue but my siblings are. I am sure they would love to try this.

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  37. Davvero speciali questi dolci cara Gloria...bravissima!!!
    bacioni, buona serata...

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  38. Thank you for being on my blog! By this way I could discover yours and I actually think that it's simply amazing! I'll follow you and I can't wait to try your recipes!
    A big hug from Italy :*

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  39. Semplicemente favolose, Gloria, ne voglio una!!! :D Bravissima, un abbraccio grande <3

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  40. Oh I feel so hungry!! Beatifully presented and surely delicious too!!! I love lemon curd and merengue. A match made in heaven!

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  41. First, I love the new header picture ~ Next, the recipe looks good & presentation is always well done ~ Thanks Gloria ~

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  42. I love the brown on the meringue!

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  43. Que maravilla de postre! y me encanta la foto del profile! Marzo es vuestra rentrée, así que por eso será de locos. Nosotros ya encabezamos para primavera y verano, así que ahora si es tiempo de esos postres tan refrescantes como los tuyos. Un abrazo, Curri

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  44. OMG I wish that I could eat one of these right now Gloria, they are beautiful!!!!!! xx

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  45. Queste tartellette sono divine :)
    Bravissima come sempre!
    Un bacio

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  46. Lemon curd makes all the dessert more yummy!!!!
    Un beso

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  47. queste mini torte sono uno spettacolo...un goloso peccato di gola...fantastic...great....kisses ^_^

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  48. Oh, these look delicious! Lemon sweets are always my favorites! Have you tried lemon curd on scones for breakfast? It is wonderful.

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    1. Thankd Marjie! I love lemon curd.And I will try in scones sounds delicious!

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  49. I don't think there's a dessert I love more...and I know absolutely it's my sisters favorite!
    Looks delicious, Gloria.

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  50. Looks pretty good. Tell me.... who eats all of the things that you bake?

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    1. Looks who is here
      Well grumpy I bake these things only twice a week snd sometimes for a birthday or some delivery.
      When I made these tarts were 6 little tarts so I let 4 in this house and the others to my mom
      (My dad dont eat these he is diabetic)
      And for this only I post 2 times a week.
      Yesterday I made lentils (we love them) bu I dont post all.
      This answer your question grumpy blue?
      I eat a lot of fruits.I ate a mango right now!
      Xo

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    2. And thanks for stopping by grumpy!

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    3. Of course I'm stopping by! You're Gloria Dear! Only twice a week? I wish I could do it twice a year! But I'm a hopeless cook, really. Eating my stuff would kill any normal person. Yes, that answers my question. Mango.... Can I get some? I love fruit. Especially blue fruit. ;)

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    4. Yes I know you love blueberries and me too I have a little blue girl inside me!

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    5. Actually I love all kinds of berries. How's the little blue girl doing today?

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  51. Oh Gloria...this is one of my favorite dessert...lemon meringue tart...and your meringue is the one that I love...so pretty!
    Thanks for the recipe...hope you are having a great week my dear :D

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  52. Dear Gloria, What a beautiful lemon curd tart. I love, love, love these. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  53. These dainty meringue tarts look delicious!

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  54. Heavenly! The kind of tarts I love.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  55. ¡Hola Gloria! Ya puesta no tengo problemas en enviarte las magdalenas jajaja. Bueno, esta receta ahora se me ha antojado a mi, me encanta el merengue es irresistible también la presentación que has hecho. No he podido leer los ingredientes en español (ya sabes que me cuestan los idiomas jajaja pero no pasa nada, por suerte si que los he entendido porque ya he visitado muchas recetas en inglés y a base de traducir ya se me quedó algo.
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias Lola hare la traduccion sino me reclaman ha!
      He estado con poco tiempo! Un beso amiga

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  56. How beautiful, Gloria! I love lemon desserts and the sound of the biscuit base has me drooling :) I'd love to try making these.

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  57. So lovely--almost like flowers! Did you grow the red currants?

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  58. I'm on a diet yet this is so tempting! So pretty and I love your plates too.

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  59. I always love to see what you make.

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