Apple-Lemon-Ginger Tartlets

Baking is my way to work off stress. Working with my hands, beeing creativ and to have a product in the end settles me and makes me happy. It’s my balance to school and learnig and it’s necessairy for me. So yesterday I decided to bake something and felt like creating something by myself. I checked our storage and saw that we had some apples which needed to be used up. Well…the result: Apple-Lemon-Ginger Tartlets. And here they are:
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Apple Lemon Ginger Tartlets

Pastry:

  • 200gr. flour
  • 1/2 tbs backing powder
  • 125gr. cold butter
  • 80gr. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • a pich of salt

Filling:

  • 6 small apples
  • juice from half a lemon
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 small clove fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Topping:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  1. For the pastry: But all ingredients in a bowl and kneal everything together. Grease 6 or 7 souffle dishes and press the pastry in
  2. . Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Grate the apples,the ginger clove and the lemon. Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix with a spoon. Fill into the tartlets.
  4. Beat the egg white until it’s almost stiff, then add the sugar and mix until stiff.
  5. Cover the tartlets with the egg mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.

Note: Change the amount of ginger according to taste or use dried ginger for less flavour.

What’s your stress reducer or balance to your everyday life?

Love you guys and wish you a relaxing weekend.

-Lila-

Lemon Tartlets

My mum really loves a proper English Lemon Tart and since we had a jar of Lemon Curd in store that we had to use up; I decided to make Lemon Tartlets. My mum made the filling and I did the pastry. We both did freestyle baking so the recipe is self-created by my mum and me. The whole thing was really spontaneous and  we were surprised how good they turned out. (I’ve never baked a Lemon Tart before) So check the recipe out!

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By the way, my mom bought this wooden box the same day at the thrift shop! Isn’t it a beautiful box?! I think it’s perfect for food photography, quite likely you’ll see this box in more pictures hereafter.

Lemon Tartlets

Recipe:

Pastry:

  • 200gr. flour
  • 1/2tbs baking powder
  • 125gr. cold butter
  • 75gr. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 120gr. Lemon Curd
  • 200gr. crème fraîche
  • 2 eggs
  1. For the pastry: Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead everything together. Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Cut out squares from a baking paper and line a muffin tin out with them. Press the pastry into the tin and cover the little tartlets with baking paper squares as well. Fill them with baking beans and blind-bake for 10-15min. Remove the baking beans and bake for another 5 minutes.
  2. For the filling: Beat up the eggs until light in colour, then add the Lemon Curd and the Creme Fraiche and mix again.
  3. Fill the filling into the tartlets and let them bake for 15 minutes. Let cool and they’re ready to serve.

Enjoy!

All my love

-Lila-