Lemon cake

My favorite dessert of all the sweet tooth. The neat rectangles of tender dough crumbling soft crumbs and immediately melting in the mouth, and above it a light protein generous layers of cream with delicate citrus aroma.

Ingredients:

  • For the dough:
  • Flour - 500 g
  • Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Sugar - 150 g
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Butter - 100 g
  • Eggs - 2 pcs
  • Sour cream 20% - 200 g
  • For the cream:
  • Egg whites - 4 pieces
  • Sugar - 200 g
  • Lemon juice - 2.5 tbsp
  • For lemon Kurd:
  • Egg yolks - 4 pieces
  • Sugar - 380 g
  • Lemon (juice and zest) - 2 pcs
  • Butter - 200 g

Preparation. Lemon cake

Shortbread dough. Eggs pound of sugar, until the mixture turns white and does not rise twice. Add the softened butter and continue beating. To add tenderness test fat sour cream. Sift the flour, mix with baking powder and salt. In three steps, add the dry mixture to the liquid ingredients. Knead the dough, divide in half, wrap the foil and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Chilled dough roll out the layer thickness of 3-4 mm, put on a baking sheet and cut into squares before baking. Cover the dough with parchment and bake for 12-15 minutes at 200 degrees.

Cream. In a saucepan pour the water, sprinkle in the sugar in the center, bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 7 minutes over low heat. At the end, add the lemon juice for bright aroma and taste.

Proteins with lemon juice to beat a strong stable foam.

Tip: Instead of lemon juice – 1 tsp citric acid solution and water.

Continuous whipping whites, pour the hot sugar syrup in a thin stream. Put the cream in an ice bath and whisk for 5-7 minutes until cool. Ready cream tighten the film and put in the fridge.

Lemon Kurd. Grate lemon rind, squeeze out the juice. In saucepan, bring to a boil juice, sugar and zest. Mash yolks with sugar. Connect the yolks with the hot juice and boil, stirring constantly. Ready cream, strain through a sieve. Add the butter at room temperature. Tighten the body cream wrap and refrigerate.

Formation of cakes. Spread the lemon Kurd across the surface of the rectangles on the parchment, then apply the cream. Tightly lay out the dough into rectangles cream with the second cake. Top also apply Kurd and cream.

Trim cakes grind into crumbs and cover the top of the cream is not zavetrelsya. Threads divide the cake into pieces and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Tip: thickness ratio cake and cream 1: 3 – cream three times more to the cake was not tough.

Lemon cake out onto a plate, garnish with a mint leaf and peel strips.