Lemon Meringue Tart & Marble Cake

This recipe is divided into several steps: making the sugar dough as the pastry crust, then the lemon curd, and lastly the meringue.

 

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Baking Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 – 8 pax

 

INGREDIENTS:

FOR SUGAR DOUGH

310 g cake flour

150 g Carotino Margarine

95 g icing sugar

an egg

 

FOR LEMON CURD

150 g lemon juice, neat

4 egg yolks

2 whole eggs

90 g sugar

50 g Carotino Margarine

 

FOR MERINGUE

4 large egg whites

200 g castor sugar

 

METHOD:

TO MAKE SUGAR DOUGH

1. Sift flour into a bowl.

2. Beat Carotino margarine and icing sugar until well mixed. Do not overbeat. Beat egg in until incorporated. Then, add the flour, beating until it forms a dough. Flatten dough into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.

3. Roll out the pastry to fit desired baking pan. Prick the bottom of dough with a fork. This prevents the dough from rising from its tin as it bakes.

4. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line unbaked pastry shell with parchment paper and fill with pie weights, either rice or beans. Bake the crust for about 20 minutes or until crust is dry and lightly golden brown.

 

TO MAKE LEMON CURD

1. Bring the lemon juice to a boil in a medium saucepan.

2. In a bowl, combine egg yolk, whole egg and sugar. Whisk together until blended. Pour the lemon juice into the egg mixture and mix well. Then, pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook, whisking constantly; bring to a boil. Run through mixture through a fine sieve. Add cut margarine and whisk into the mixture until the margarine has melted.

3. Pour the lemon curd into the baked crust and smooth the top out.

 

TO MAKE MERINGUE

1. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites with the whisk attachment until foamy. Add the sugar and whisk until mixture is stiff and shiny.

2. Using a spoon, place dollops of the meringue over the entire surface of the lemon curd.

3. Torch with a blowtorch until meringue is nicely browned.

 

 

MARBLE CAKE

 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 40 – 60 minutes

Yield: 9 inch cake

 

INGREDIENTS:

200 g butter

200 g Carotino Margarine

400 g sugar

8 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

400 g cake flour

80 g cream

50 g cocoa powder

 

METHOD:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter the baking pan and set aside.

2. In a mixer bowl with a paddle attachment, beat together butter, Carotino margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

4. Add flour and baking powder in two batches, alternating with the cream. Mix well.

5. Take about 300 g of mixture out and mix well with cocoa powder.

6. Spoon batters into the prepared pan in 2 layers, alternating spoonfuls of vanilla and chocolate to simulate a checkerboard. To create marbling, run a table knife through the batters in a swirling motion.

7. Bake for about 40 – 60 minutes. Use a cake tester to test the doneness of the cake.

 

Recipe by Chef Joanne Yeong.

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