Whole Lemon Squares / Kocke od cijelog limuna

Are you a lazy person when it comes to cooking? Me too!!! (If your answer was a decisive ‘No!’, what are you even doing on this blog?! Rather go make some Beef Wellington and have us all over for a spectacular dinner!)

Anyhow, as I was saying, this is a perfect desert for all you lazy people out there. I also went one step ahead and used store-bought frozen puff pastry. I know, I know. I will most likely suffer for my blasphemous ways, but I have zero regrets.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 20 squares / 0.18 EUR per square / 3.55 EUR for all)

500 grams store-bought frozen puff pastry, thawed (1.00 EUR)

For the lemon cream:

1 whole small organic lemon (0.20 EUR)

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

5 tbsp butter, softened at room temperature (0.67 EUR)

1 cup sugar (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.07 EUR)

Flour for dusting (0.01 EUR)

Powdered sugar for serving (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Butter a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Generously dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour then roll out the pastry into a shape of your pan. Transfer the dough into the pan and set aside.

Give the lemon a good wash, making sure that you get any wax off. Be sure to use an organic, chemically untreated lemon, as the pesticides make the skin inedible. Trim and discard the top and bottom off the lemon, then cut the whole lemon into chunks. Pick through and discard any seeds. Add the whole lemon to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until smooth. You can strain the mixture to get rid of any chunky bits, but I decided that it wasn’t necessary. (Remember? I’m lazy.) Pour the mix over the dough and bake for 35-45 minutes, until firmed up and slightly crispy on top.

Allow the cake to cool completely in its pan before cutting into squares and serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled, dusted with powdered sugar.

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Jeste li lijeni za kuhanje? I ja isto!!! (Ako je vaš odgovor decidirano ‘Ne!’, što uopće radite na ovom blogu?! Radije pripremite biftek Wellington i sve nas pozovite k sebi na spektakularnu gozbu!)

Uglavnom, kao što sam govorila, ovo je idealan desert za sve vas lijene ljude. Ja sam u svemu tome otišla korak dalje i uzela kupovno lisnato tijesto. Znam, znam, čeka me patnja za ovu herezu. Ali ne kajem se.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 20 kocaka / 1,35 kn po kocki / 27,01 kn za sve)

500 g kupovnog lisnatog tijesta, odmrznutog (7,50 kn)

Za kremu od limuna:

1 cijeli mali domaći limun (1,50 kn)

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

5 žlica maslaca, omekšanog na sobnoj temperaturi (5,00 kn)

1 šalica šećera (1,00 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti protvan (0,50 kn)

Brašno za posipanje (0,10 kn)

Šećer u prahu za posluživanje (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Namastite pravokutni protvan i obložite ga papirom za pečenje. Dobro pobrašnite radnu plohu i valjak za tijesto, pa razvaljajte lisnato u oblik protvana. Preselite tijesto u protvan i stavite na stranu.

Dobro operite limun, pazeći da sa njega skinete eventualni vosak. Za ovaj recept upotrijebite samo domaće nešpricane limune, pošto pesticidi čine koru nejestivom. Odrežite i bacite krajeve limuna, pa ostatak limuna onda narežite na komadiće i očistite od koštica. Cijeli limun ubacite u multipraktik sa preostalim sastojcima za kremu, te pulsirajte dok sve ne bude glatko. Kremu možete procijediti ako vam smetaju eventualne grudice, ali ja sam zaključila da to nije potrebno. (Khm, lijenost, sjećate se?) Kremu izlijte preko tijesta i sve pecite 35-45 minuta, dok se krema ne stisne i blago ne zahrska.

Pustite da se kolač skroz ohladi u protvanu prije nego ga narežete na kocke i poslužite. Kolač poslužite na sobnoj temperaturi ili ohlađen, posipan sa šećerom u prahu.

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Whole Lemon Squares / Kocke od cijelog limuna

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