The classic lemon tart has always been a staple in my house. The super tangy dessert is always a hit, even when made Dairy Free, Eggless and Vegan!
Cuisine: French, Vegan
Author: A Baking Journey
1cup (150gr)Plain Flour
1/2cup (50gr)Almond Meal
1tbsp (10gr)Icing Sugar
2/3cup (100gr)Coconut Oil
1/4cup (60ml)Cold Water
Vegan Lemon Curd
3/4cup (175ml)Lemon Juice - approx. 4 small lemons
1cup (220ml)Coconut Cream
4tbsp (60gr)Caster Sugar
1 1/2teasp. (3gr)Agar Agar Powder
1teasp.Turmeric Powderless or more depending on the colour you want
Place the Plain Flour, Almond Meal and Icing Sugar in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse a few times to mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the cold Coconut Oil and pulse until it resemble wet sand / thin crumbs. Add the cold water and continue pulsing until the pastry comes together.
Transfer onto a lightly floured surface and assemble into a ball. Cover with wrap and leave in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the coconut oil starts to harden.
Preheat your oven on 180'C / 350'F.Generously flour your kitchen bench and roll the pastry to create a large disc. If the pastry cracks, simply use your fingers to re-assemble it. Place in a Tart Tin with removable bottom and prick the crust with a fork. Cover with a small sheet of baking paper and fill with baking beads, weights or dried beans.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes with the beads/weight, then carefully remove and leave to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Set aside to cool down.
Vegan Lemon Curd
Mix the Lemon Juice, Coconut Cream, Caster Sugar, Cornstarch and Turmeric Powder until no lumps remain. Place in a small pot and bring to a slow boil. Don't stop whisking the liquid until it starts thickening to avoid burning it.
When the curd starts to boil, add the Agar Agar Powder, whisk for one extra minute and remove from the stove. Directly pour into the blind-baked pastry and place in the fridge to set for 2 hours.
Optional: decorate with Aquafaba Meringues or Lemon Zests.
Recipe provided by "A Baking Journey" - https://www.abakingjourney.com