Recipe: Tarts Sioned (Welsh Lemon Cheesecakes)

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Mouthwatering shortcrust pastry tarts with a sweet and savory filling.


  • raspberry jam
  • (For the pastry) 6oz flour
  • (For the pastry) 3oz lard
  • (For the pastry) pinch of salt
  • (For the pastry) cold water
  • (For the mixture) 1 egg and its weight in butter, sugar and flour
  • (For the mixture) A pinch of baking powder
  • (For the mixture) grated rind of half a lemon
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Line patty-tins with short crust pastry made with pastry ingredients
    2. Put into each a small quantity of raspberry jam
    3. For the mixture, beat the butter and sugar to a cream, add egg and flour alternately (beating well between each addition), then the lemon rind and ,lastly, the baking powder
    4. Put a teaspoonful of the mixture on top of the jam and bake immediately in a fairly quick oven until nicely browned
    5. Cool on a rack then sift over with caster sugar

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