Recipe | Lemon cream and curd stack

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Lemon desserts are quickly become the alternative favourite to chocolate. Being a lemon fan myself, I decided to do some experimenting in the kitchen and came up with this easy dessert. I was particularly surprised with how well the lemon cream turned out; so light, tangy and fresh! I even used the extras to fill a chocolate cake.




Pastry

1. Thaw out 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
2. Slice into six rectangles. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
3. Cooking according to packet description

Lemon Cream

1 cup Double cream
1 cup Icing sugar
1 lemon, juiced

Directions
  1. Beat cream and icing sugar until it becomes more thicker and stiff in consistency.
  2. Fold in lemon. Taste, if you feel its need more sweetening, add more icing sugar. Likewise, for the lemon juice.

Lemon Curd (adapted from Maggie Beer's recipe)

4 Egg yolks
75 g Caster sugar
3 tsps Lemon zest
80 ml Lemon juice
40 g butter

Directions
  1. Whisk yolks and sugar in a small saucepan, until pale
  2. Add the zest and butter, then place the saucepan over very low heat
  3. Cook the mixture, whisking continuously for about 7 minutes or when thickened into curd.
And now that you the three different elements prepared, its time to assemble! I sprinkled some more sugar on the pastries and ran over it with a blowtorch but that is an optional step.

Blowtorched or not, coat three of the pastry slices with curd, top with a generous helping of lemon cream (you can pipe it on if you want to be fancy), and then top with another slice of pastry.

Warning- as yummy as this is to eat, it can also be a little messy!

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6 comments

  1. Oooh that looks and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love lemon in sweet baking! We always have some in the fridge just in case. This looks lovely :D

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  3. These look very yummy indeed! I adore lemons, so fresh and zingy :)

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  4. Lemony and creamy with a crunch...can't beat that!

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

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  5. I was just thinking I might use some puff pastry and make something along these lines. They look really yum!!

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  6. Yummy - have to keep this in mind for a quick dessert when friends come around. Stopping by from the #FFF link up

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Thanks for the comments!