Lemon Cake. It's very interesting to go back and look at how the blog has changed through the months and years. If you look at that lemon cake post you can see how horrible my photography was then, not that mine is at it's best now either but my point is we learn from our mistakes. I have learned lot of different things through the blogging world that I had no idea about when I first started. The reason I love blogging even if it's just about baking you're able to go through the pages of posts and see what was going on in your life at the time and how your baking has changed. I'm very grateful for all the great people who follow my blog and the great bloggers that have taught me so much. I made this Blueberry and Meyer Lemon Mascarpone tart because it is full of all the flavors I love. It's really simple to make and it's the perfect dessert after a big Sunday dinner.
1 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
1 small container of blueberries
icing (confectioner’s) sugar, for dusting
sweet shortcrust pastry:
1½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
4 oz cold butter, chopped
½ cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon iced water
To make the pastry, place the flour, butter and icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process in short bursts until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. While the motor is running, add the egg yolk and vanilla. Add the iced water and process until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together to form a ball. Flatten into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to (350ºF). Roll the pastry out between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper to 3mm thick. Line a lightly greased 12 inch loose-bottomed round tart tin with the pastry. Trim the edges and prick the base with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Line the pastry case with non-stick baking paper, fill with baking weights or rice and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and the weights and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool. While the tart is baking, make the filling. Place the mascarpone, lemon and icing sugar in a bowl and mix well to combine. Spread onto the base of the cooled tart shell, top with the blueberries and dust with icing sugar to serve. Serves 8–10.