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Makes 1 20cm tart
200g softened butter
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
zest of 3 lemons
¼ cup lemon juice
1 cup ricotta
¾ cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
Heat an oven to 170degC and line a 20cm tin with baking paper.
Beat the butter and ½ cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, zest and juice, mixing through.
Stir through the ricotta, then sift in the flour and baking powder.
Beat the egg whites until fluffy and add the sugar, beating through. Fold into the batter gently until combined. Pour into the cake tin and place in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove and cool in the tin.
Serve with fresh fruit and a dusting of icing sugar.
- Recipe provided by Nova Dunedin. Recipe requested by Karen Chapman, of Mosgiel.
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