It is Lemon Butter time again.
June 06, 2023
This has been a great year for lemons and everyone's trees have been heavy with fruit, so it's time to make "Lemon Butter" again. ( I wrote a post about this back in 2014.)
I am still using Mary's recipe, with a couple of changes. This is because I have a new microwave which has a higher voltage (I reduce the 3X 30 second wizzes at the end to 25 secs.)
I also remembered my grandmother's pastry tartlets and have been making lots of pastry cases.
I used the old recipe for the pastry.
1 cup Plain flour
1 cup Self Raising flour
250g (real) butter
2 tablespoons of icing sugar.
1/3rd cup cold water
Sift flours and icing sugar
cut the butter into the flour
Rub in until it looks like breadcrumbs
Mix in water with a knife until the mixture hold together.
(you may need a little extra water here.)
Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
Cover with Glad Wrap and place in the fridge for about 30 mins.
Roll out on a floured surface to size required.
Cut with a metal cutter. (an egg ring is just the right size.)
Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 mins.
I found that I liked a very thin pastry. This just melted in the mouth.
Every time I make these I think of my Grandmother. I loved both of my Grandmothers so much.