DAIRY-FREE LEMON CURD TART WITH OAT & COCONUT BASE
Throughout the recipe-development stage of this book, I was fervently attached to a traditional butter-filled curd for this tart. [ But after making this] dairy-free version I wouldn’t go back to making curd with butter, as this really gives the lemon a chance to shine. This tart crust is nut-free but you can use any recipe that fits your dietary requirements. Or just skip the crust and eat the curd with a spoon!
Serves 8-10 TART SHELL
2 cups gluten-free oats ½ cup desiccated coconut 2 tbs caster sugar 2 eggs 3 tbs melted coconut oil
½ cup caster sugar 1 lemon, zested ¾ cup freshly squeezed
lemon juice 4 eggs, plus 1 extra egg yolk ½ cup melted coconut oil 1 tbs olive oil To make the tart shell, place the oats in a food processor and blitz until they form a fine meal. Add the remaining tart shell ingredients and process again until a wet batter forms. Grease a sheet of plastic wrap. Transfer the batter to the plastic, cover and flatten it into a disc. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 20cm-round fluted tart tin. Gently press the dough evenly into the tin, guiding it about halfway up the sides. Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Set aside.
Meanwhile, to make the lemon curd, rub the sugar and zest together in a heat-proof bowl using your fingertips. Place the bowl over a saucepan of water set over a medium heat (making sure the water isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl). Add the remaining ingredients and whisk gently for about 10 minutes, until you have a thick, smooth curd that coats the back of a spoon.
Pour the curd into the tart shell, gently jiggling the tin to ensure it distributes evenly. Return to the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the curd is firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely. Slice and serve topped with FODMAP-friendly fruits of your choice.
This is an edited extract from FODMAP Friendly by Georgia McDermott ($ 34.99, Pan Macmillan Australia), in stores Tuesday.