Maids of honour

Maids of honour

This traditional maids of honour recipe has a cream cheese and lemon curd filling - perfect for a garden party.

By , 21 September 2015
Maids of honour
  • Ready in: 60 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 21p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 52g serving contains
  • Fat 15.1
    22%
  • Sat Fat 5.7
    29%
  • Sugar 12
    13%
  • Salt 0.26
    4%
  • Cals 233
    12%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1877kJ/448kcal.
Ingredients
  • For the pastry
  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 85g butter, in small pieces
  • 1 level tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the filling
  • 25g butter
  • 100g full fat soft cheese
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp Extra Special lemon curd
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Rub the butter into the flour, then add the icing sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix the egg yolk with 2 tsp water and add to the flour mixture to make a stiff dough. Roll the pastry out to the thickness of a pound coin and cut out 12 rounds. Use to line 12 tartlet tins.

  • Put half a tsp lemon curd in each (no more or it will bubble over).

  • Beat the butter, cheese and sugar until just evenly mixed. Stir in the lemon zest, sugar, flour, yolks and ground almonds.

  • Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.