Come on, sing along: "I heard it through the grapevine..."
The hunt for Lemon Tart still continues… Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice misplaced her Lemon Tart in Vancouver, Canada. Then after a thorough search by Tanna in a beautiful garden in Texas a sighting was reported in Dallas, but Lemon Tart disappeared there too, leaving –almost- no trail behind.
It looks like Lemon Tart has every intention of travelling around the globe, for the first trace of Lemon Tart was found in Austria! During the flight, or swim, it tripled and was seen on a plate in a garden in Vienna. Angelika from the Flying Apple did a sensible thing and went inside to make coffee, oh, for only just a minute. But alas, no finders keepers there either, cause when she returned to do Lemon Tart justice it had vanished again!
I wonder….. It appears Lemon Tart has many disguises. Could it be that I saw a yellow glimpse of something
delightful hiding in my raspberry bushes? Could it? Shhh, approach silently, we do not wish to scare it. Over there….careful now..
Go on, Bake my day…. gotcha! There you are, the little culprit landed safely on a plate.
Wait, wait, just a sec, let me get the kids, let them know we have a visitor from abroad and say Hi. Oh no! Can you believe it? Where in the world has Lemon Tart gone to now?
For the filling see Ivonne's recipe at Cream Puffs in Venice. For the pie bottom I used a yeasted dough that is used in Holland in a "vlaai" (Vlaai is pronounced like "fly" ) basically an openfaced fruitfilled pie, originally from the south of Holland.
This is the recipe I used, but there are richer as well as leaner versions:
250 gr ap flour
1.1/2 ts yeast
30 gr butter
1 small egg
75 ml milk
30 gr sugar
Mix, knead and let rise for about an hour or till doubled. Punch down and roll a circle, transfer to piepan and let rise for another 45 minutes. Before filling prick the bottom with a fork. I sealed it with a bit of my mango-strawberry jam. Fill and bake for 25 minutes, 190C.