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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Lemon tart


Hugh creates a delightful lemon tart or tarte au citron in episode one of his new tv show River Cottage to the Core. It's a classic pudding with many different ways to make it, and Hugh has a method that he learned while working in a restaurant years ago. Normally a lemon tart is made from a basic lemon curd, but Hugh takes another approach with this recipe.

Tips for perfecting Hugh's lemon tart recipe

  • Whisk your lemon juice and egg mixture thoroughly
  • Add your milk or water slowly to avoid adding too much when making your pastry
  • Don't try to serve until the lemon tart has cooled completely