Mother’s Day special: Enjoy making lemon tarts today (recipe inside)

Mother’s Day is a special occasion. It is a day to honor mothers and make them feel important. If you are looking for ways to celebrate the day, why not give your mother a break from kitchen duties and take over instead?

If she has a sweet tooth, she will definitely love this dessert recipe, courtesy of chef Devashree Muni, the founder of Cocoa Cellar – a dessert kitchen selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic treats in Mumbai.

Little Lemon Tarts

Ingredients (makes 24)

– 250 g plain (all-purpose) flour
– 125 g butter, chopped
– 2 teaspoons caster sugar
– 1 teaspoon of grated lemon chest
– 1 egg yolk


– 160g sweetened condensed milk
– 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
– 2 egg yolks
– 125 g caster sugar
– 125g cream cheese, softened

Little Lemon Tarts, Little Lemon Tarts recipe, how to make lemon tarts, lemon tarts recipe, simple way to make lemon tarts, mother's day recipe, indian express news The preparation process. (Photo: PR handout)


1. Preheat the oven to moderate 1800 ° C. Brush two 12-cup shallow patty (bun) tins with oil. Sift flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl; rub in butter.

2. Add sugar, rind, egg yolk and 2-3 tablespoons of iced water; mix with a knife. Gently knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to chill for 10 minutes.

3. To make the filling: Using electric beaters, beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg yolks until smooth and thickened. Add lemon juice and condensed milk; beat until well combined.

4. Roll out the dough between sheets of baking paper to 3 mm thickness. Using a 7 cm fluted, round cutter, cut rounds from pastry. Gently press into patty (bun) tins. Lightly prick each round 3 times with a fork, bake for 10 minutes or until just starting to turn golden.

5. Remove from the oven and pour filling into each case. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes or until filling has set. Cool slightly before removing from tins. Garnish with strips of candied lemon peel, if desired.

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