Chocolate Lemon Tart Recipe

Chocolate Lemon Tart Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8-10

245 g



160 ml

160 ml


For the pastry

180 g

30 ml

25 g

2.5 ml

115 g

15 ml

Castor sugar


Lemons, grated rind

Fresh lemon juice

Whipping cream

Chocolate curls, to decorate


Plain flour

Cocoa powder

Icing sugar


Butter or margarine


Method :
  • Grease a 25cm tart tin. For the pastry, sift the flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter and water over a low heat. Pour over the flour mixture and stir until the dough is smooth.
  • Press the dough evenly over the base and side of the tart tin. Chill while preparing the filling.
  • Preheat a baking sheet in the oven at 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. Whisk the sugar and eggs until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon rind and juice and mix well. Add the cream.
  • Pour the filling into the pastry case and bake on the hot baking sheet until the filling is set, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, then decorate with chocolate curls.

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