Got a sweet tooth? Well, not really. I can survive without desserts but I do from time to time love to have something sweet after meal. Lemon tartlet is probably one of those classic desserts that I would crave for when I need sugar.
Lemon tartlet has a good combination of sweetness of the crust and the zing of the lemon curd (crème au citron) that always sets me into moment of calm and comfort. I think there’s a special relationship between me and the citrus fruits. I just love the acidity of lemon, lime, orange, grape fruits… etc that can significantly enhance the flavour of food.
There’s no hassle at all in making lemon tartlets. For a non-pâtissier like me, I was quite surprised that my first attempt in making lemon tartlets is quite a success. This has made me gaining more confidence in baking. I have now got a few pâtisseries books that are waiting for me to flip through and try out the recipes!
Having said that, it could be quite tricky to achieve a good balance of sweetness and acidity. Too much of lemon juice will give a ‘fail’ to the end result of lemon tartlets. I have tried a recipe from A Little Taste of France.
Give this lemon tartlets recipe a try, I am sure you’ll love it.