I love People‘s recipes.
They’re just so straightforward, and easy, and rarely contain anything that I don’t already own.
Take two nights ago, for example: I was reading magazines in bed, and came across this recipe for Thomas Keller’s Lemon Tart. One quick trip to the grocery store for a pie crust, ten minutes or so of “cooking” (not really cooking)…and I was done.
What you need:
1 store-bought graham cracker crust
2 large eggs, cold
2 large egg yolks, cold
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons’ worth)
6 Tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into six pieces
What you do:
1. In a pot, bring about 1 1/2 inches of water to a boil.
2. Meanwhile, in a metal bowl (I used a smaller pot), whisk the eggs, yolks, and sugar for about one minute. Set the bowl over the pot to create a double-boiler and whisk for two minutes.
3. Whisk in the lemon juice in three parts. Continue whisking vigorously until the mixture is thickened and light in color (total cooking time: 8-10 min).
4. Turn off the heat and whisk in butter, one piece at a time. Pour the warm mixture into the crust and place the plan on a baking sheet.
5. Place tart under the broiler for a few seconds to brown.
Serve at room temperature or cold.