Lemon Pie

TO MAKE THIS DISH

Ingredient list

 

For the pastry
 
120 g flour
120 g Unsalted Gourmet Butter
100 g sugar
40 g desiccated coconut
3 tbsp milk
lemon peel

For the lemon cream
 
100 g Unsalted Gourmet Butter
150 g icing sugar
zest of 2 lemons
juice of 2 lemons
1/2 zest of 1/2 lime
eggs

 

Utensils

Whisk Strainer Pastry bag Baking beans

THE RECIPE, STEP BY STEP

1 For the pastry

Combine the flour, sugar, coconut and lemon zest. Incorporate the softened butter using your fingertips.

Add a little milk to form a ball of pastry and set aside in the refrigerator for 20 min.

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Roll out the pastry and line a pie mould with straight edges. Add the baking beans (or simply prick the pastry with a fork) and bake for 15 min.

2 For the lemon cream
Mix the lemon zest, sugar and lemon juice. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the yolks with the first mixture, then cook in a bain-marie.

Strain out the zest. Leave this thickened mixture to cool to 35°C, then add the creamed butter.

Whisk the egg whites with the icing sugar until they form soft peaks, then add them to the yolk mixture. Use this to fill a pastry bag with a round nozzle.

Garnish the pastry with an even spiral of lemon cream, then set aside for 30 min before serving. Decorate with a little lemon zest.