Lemon Tarts


Most of this recipe is prepared in the microwave.

Two 275gm packets of frozen sweet pastry tart cases, (I love pastry, but life is far too short to make it from scratch).
60gm butter
1/2 Cup caster sugar
1/4 Cup cornflour
1 Tablespoon custard powder
1 Cup water
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1/3 Cup milk
1 egg
1 Tablespoon lemon rind

Bake the tart cases according to the instructions on the packet.

Melt the butter in the microwave. Whisk in the sugar, cornflour and custard powder until smooth. Cook in the microwave on high for 40 seconds.

Whisk in the water. Cook in the microwave for another 40 seconds. Whick in the lemon juice and cook on high for one minute. Whisk again and cook for another minute and keep repeating until the mixture thickens slightly (I only had to do this twice).

Whisk in the milk, egg and lemon rind, then cook on high for another 40 seconds.

Pour the mixture in the pastry cases and set for 30 minutes.

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