The Lemon Meringue Tartlet

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Here is my little recipe of the lemon meringue tartlet with a delicious caramelized and shortcrust pastry. Very easy and very yummy. And guess what? It’s light.

For 4 tartlets, you will need:

p a s t r y

125g speculoos or other biscuits (e.g. ginger tea biscuits, etc)

50g butter (use Soya butter for a fat free and guilt free tart)

l e m o n  ” c r e a m “

1 big lemon or 2 small ones

25g sugar

1 tablespoon maïzena (cornflour) or flour

m e r i n g u e

50g white sugar

2 egg whites

 

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Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Using a blender or… a hammer (?), crush the biscuits into powder/very small pieces. Mix it with the butter, using your hand to get a shortcrust pastry.

Ease the pastry into prepared tartlet pans. Bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, sugar and flour in a saucepan, until smooth. Bring to boil, keep stirring, without stopping, and it will get thicker.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds.

Include the eggs and keep stiring. Then wait for it to cool, until firm.

You can then pour the lemon cream on top of the pastry, once ready.

For the meringue, nothing simpler. Stir the egg whites until it is thick and very white, then add the sugar, slightly.

Once thick, glossy and foamy, pour it gently on top of the tartlets. Bake for 5-10 mins while the oven still is hot.

e n j o y !

They are tastier the next day, so if you make them in the afternoon and let the tartlets cool down, then put them in the fridge, they will taste like… heaven!

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2 Comments

  1. Julia May 8, 2014

    Hi Luna! I recently discovered your blog whilst searching for fashion blogs. I am hoping to pursue becoming a fashion journalists as well and was hoping I could ask a few questions?

    1. Do you have any advise for someone pursuing this career?

    2. Do you personally believe that one has to go to school to pursue this career or one can become successful without attending school? Do you believe that school has given you opportunities as a journalist that you wouldn’t otherwise have?

    3. Lastly, what do you hope to do after finishing school? Are you planning on going to graduate school afterward? Or move to a big “fashion” city? etc.

    I’m sorry for the many questions, but I’m very curious as someone who is passionate about pursuing this field. If you don’t want to answer these questions, that’s completely understandable. Keep up the great blog.

    By the way, yummy recipe..thanks for sharing.

    xJulia

    Reply
    • Luna Attar May 8, 2014

      Hi Julia,
      Of course I will answer your questions. Always a pleasure.

      First, to pursue a career in fashion journalism you really have to passionate and show this passion through your writing. Also, having your own “voice” and style is how you can succeed in journalism.

      Secondly, yes I do believe that you have to attend a journalism course, it is very important to learn the basics and you will be surprised of how much we learn at school in order to write great pieces. Also, it is very important to have a good knowledge of contextual studies. You have to be aware of every historical backgrounds and aspects. The how, why, when, what and how. Investigation is the most important thing in journalism, especially in fashion where every single design or trend is linked to something that happened in the past.
      School is important indeed, because it forces you to learn all the stuff that you would not know and research. But, I believe that internships and experiences are as important and it gives you more opportunities than anything else. It is where your career begins. Work placements also give you a chance to see how magazines work for example and how to work within a team.

      Thirdly, after school I will probably start my career by doing work placements, unless I am very lucky and I get a job straight away. I still don’t know where I am going to live. At the moment I’m in London, depending on my future workplace and what I really want to do, I will decide if I stay here or not.

      I hope these answers will help you and do not hesitate to ask me anything.

      L.A x

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