Heston Blumenthals Lemon Tart Recipe
When I see something new, I am very much incline to try out. Lemon has always been my favourite citrus fruit. It’s great in making salad dressings as well as in desserts.
I saw some lemons. They are rounder compared to regular lemons. They look more orangey in shade than bright yellow. They are really juicy and sweeter than ordinary lemons. I was told that they are called Bergamot lemons. I grabbed a big handful of them and put into a brown paper brown, weighted and paid.
Even before I reached home, I had a big smile on my face. The thought of lemon curd filled up a crunchy pastry case was a welcome sight!
Heston Bluementhal is one of the chefs that I respect. I love his creative mind – making food really interesting and beyond imagination. His recent cookbook – Heston Bluementhal at Home is a book that I told myself I had to have it after watching his cooking series on the TV.
For me, Henston is such a talented chef. Though, I have yet eaten at his 3 Michelin Star restaurant – The Fat Duck, which I hope I will be able to book a table for 2 one day for lunch. It’s really hard to get a reservation!
So, I decided to use the Bergamot lemons to make my all time favourite – Lemon Tart. I made Lemon Tartlet before with regular lemons and I love it. However, it was my first time of using Bergamot lemons. With the natural sweetness of Bergamot lemons, I have to adjust the amount of sugar used in Heston’s recipe. I just love the pretty unusual fragrant of these lemons and they were so juicy that I didn’t need a lot of to make into lemon curd.
Heston’s way of making his lemon tart is really simple and I totally love it!
A fabulous tart! So tempting and surely divine.
It was really good! Made twice already. 🙂
I like this kind of refreshing dessert! wondering how is bergamot lemon smell like? i was thinking to substitute with lemon, is that will be the same result?
It smells slightly sweeter and less citrusy than lemon. Hard to describe though. Yes, it definitely is a great substitution as it just means to cut down the sugar as it’s sweeter than ordinary lemon.
I’m intrigued by those lemons – where did you find them? 🙂
Got them at a local farmers’ market. 🙂
looks like mandarin on the outside but lemon on the inside… wish I could taste and sniff one…must be heavenly 😀
and the Tart…oooh tempting 🙂
Yup exactly.. the same is exactly like a mandarin. It smells less citrusy than the normal lemon.
Delicious-looking lemon tart! I would go out of my way to fly to London if I ever get a seat at The Fat Duck! Hehe, it’s on my bucket list!
I made this Heston recipe before, using calamansi lime instead! the curd was delicious, but I find it didn’t set too well as in it was quite a runny tart 🙁 wasn’t a fan of his recipe but maybe I did it wrong because yours look beautiful!
Oh! I tried twice and it came out really nice. I guess you really need to let it set well. Or it could be some measurements of ingredients?
It’s quite a long time that I’ve been here in your blog! I missed the stunning photos!
Hello! Nice to see you! Hope you are well!
Love lemon tart — makes me miss summer for sure!
I know. I tend to turn to summery food when the weather is too depressing.