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I want to make a *very* specific type of lemon tart

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ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 18:36:27

And it's doing my ruddy head in.

All the recipes in my books and that I've been able to find online have been of the filled with lemon curd variety. I don't want this type, the one I want is described in the deli I went to (in Provence) as a sablés au citron but it's not a biscuit so god knows what they were smoking when they named it. It's a thin flat flaky pastry topped with another thin layer of a sort of caramelised lemon jam I think, very sharp, very intense. Think grown-up jam tart. It's incredibly delicious, they were flying off the shelves so I think it must have been this shop's speciality.

I'm tempted to have a go just by making a fine cut lemon marmalade and spreading it on a thin layer of puff pastry but I worry that it may end up being the weirdest thing ever.

Have any of you heard of this? Is there such a thing as a recipe or even a suggestion of how to make it anywhere? Am I doomed to have to go back to the same holiday destination just to get my fix? grin

BellaGoth Mon 27-Mar-17 18:38:30

Tarte au citron?

BellaGoth Mon 27-Mar-17 18:40:07

Actually I think that's wrong. Sorry!

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 18:42:39

Yes, that's the usual lemon curd tart we mostly have here. Delicious, but not the tart I'm looking for! Thanks for looking.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 27-Mar-17 18:52:44

Were they like these:

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 27-Mar-17 18:53:45

Or these:

ImperialBlether Mon 27-Mar-17 18:55:37

Is this it?

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 19:27:25

Thanks Imperial, no.3 is the closest I've seen so far but I think the filling is still a little too curd-like.

Have you ever had a pissaladière? It looks a lot like that, a large rectangular very flat tart. Except with a sort of lemon marmalade on top, not cheese and anchovies!

I'm not helping much, am I?

frazzled3ds Mon 27-Mar-17 19:36:34

Something like this?

AlmaMartyr Mon 27-Mar-17 19:39:14

I don't know but it sounds delicious. I love lemon pie.

timeisnotaline Mon 27-Mar-17 19:42:49

Hmm. I have made one that sounds a bit like that - all my classic recipes are a much milder lemon with cream, this one is tangier, thinner, no cream. And harder to get right!

timeisnotaline Mon 27-Mar-17 19:56:52

Can you read this? I think this is the one I have in mind, it's from an American cookbook, a silver palate cookbook

LapinR0se Mon 27-Mar-17 20:01:46

Any good?

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:19:51

Lapin Rose, I think that's quite similar actually! Where did you find it?

SlightlyTired Mon 27-Mar-17 20:22:46

Could it be a Galette de Perouges?

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:29:06

Wow, some really great recipes. I need to have a look. Will be back later! Thanks everyone thanks

In other news, I've just discovered that the lovely deli has a Facebook page. Ye gods, I am drooling. Can't understand a damn thing, but who cares, with those photos! These are the tarts. Not a great closeup photo but you get the idea of how thin they are.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 27-Mar-17 20:31:58

What's the name of the deli?

Liara Mon 27-Mar-17 20:32:45

Can you link to the deli's facebook page?

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 27-Mar-17 20:33:30

Not a recipe, but these sound like what you are describing - they taste like you describe, anyway!

SlightlyTired Mon 27-Mar-17 20:34:18

Now I am really craving lemon tart. Any lemon tart!

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:35:30

Um, I don't know if I really should? It's an official business page, I know, but I know MNHQ can be funny about linking Facebook pages sometimes.

I've found a better photo of 'la légendaire sable citron' (their description) if that helps you forgive me a little?

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:37:10

Anne - that's why I went looking for a recipe today! I bought those, thinking they would be similar and they're not, far too sweet and the pastry is shortcrust, I could have cried.

Am really over-invested in these damn tarts...

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:37:30

Oops. Better picture here, sorry.

ScrambledSmegs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:38:04

Looks a lot like my cheese on toast, actually!


AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 27-Mar-17 20:38:52

Oh sorry!

They look heavenly in those pictures. If you discover the recipe please share it!

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