October 21, 2013
Within hours of watching the first episode of the new River Cottage series, River Cottage to the Core, we made the lemon tart recipe Hugh baked for the head gardener, Craig (who incidentally had served us dinner only a few weeks previously on our visit there!).
It's amazing how much the kids love watching River Cottage, often instead of kids programmes. It's no doubt partly down to our enthusiasm for what River Cottage stands for but also the fantastically tempting recipes.
Suffice to say, this tart was absolutely amazing and our son who, not unlike Craig, isn't the biggest fan of desserts, absolutely loved it.
1 hr 25 mins
Make a pastry tart base using our best sweet shortcrust pastry recipe. I'd recommend a deep pastry tin, the one in the picture above was not deep enough to hold all of the mixture. Of course you could just make two!
As well as making the pastry, the kids did most of this - breaking eggs, whisking, measuring and pouring. As always, we helped out with the hot parts but generally they are fairly self-sufficient.