“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― Francis of Assisi
― Francis of Assisi
There is a lovely Girl who works in the shop next to me, she is one of those people who makes your day brighter for seeing her, she always has a smile on her face and you can’t help but smile back. She is one of those beautiful souls.
A while back I made some scones and as I do, I was trying to get rid of them. I dished them out to everyone, otherwise guess who will eat them all, that’s right me. I took some across to the Girl at the store, and she was so delighted to receive them, that the very next day she had brought me a huge bag of lemons from her garden. I was so grateful as winter had just arrived and with it – those evil sniffles and sore throats. Bring on the hot totties, spiked with some brandy, I say.
I however had to save some of the lemons and make a lemon tart, I mean who would I be if I didn’t make something sweet with them. Again I had so much tart I had to share it around so took her some in. I love the gift of sharing, it really is amazing to both give and to receive, not potions of value but things from the heart (or in my case the pantry).
I also put some in the freezer for my sister, however she never came around that week, so naturally if you snooze you lose, and I ate it.
If you want a yummy lemon tart recipe I do highly recommend this one.
Author: Sophia Purvis
- 1¾ cups plain flour
- 150 g butter
- 1 egg
- 5 eggs
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 150mls thickened cream
- 100mls of fresh lemon juice
- zest from 1 lemon
- To make the pastry, place the butter and flour into a food processor and pulse until it resembles fine bread crumbs, then pulse in the egg until a dough is formed. Pour on to the bench and kneed a few times until the mixture comes together. Roll out and place into a 30cm tart tin. Place in the refrigerator for 45 mins.
- Pre heat the oven to 180C, place the tart case in the oven to blind bake for 15 mins. Remove the beans and place back in the oven for 10 mins then remove.
- To make the filling, whisk all the ingredients together and then pour into the tart base. Place it back into the oven and bake until the the filling is set, about 30-40mins.