- 4 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose our
- 2 sticks of butter or margarine, softened
- 11⁄2 cups sugar
- Zest of 1⁄2 lemon
- 26.5 ounce jar of Nutella or 2 18-ounce jars of jam or marmalade
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Using a kneading attachment or dough hook, add the lemon zest. Gradually si in the our and mix for 5 minutes. Next, add the butter and knead until you have a consistent dough.
Prepare a 10–12 inch circular or rectangular tart pan with removable bottom. With a rolling pin, roll 3⁄4 of the dough evenly on a lightly oured wooden or marble surface. Li gently and place in the tart pan. Pat down the bottom and sides rmly to prevent rising. Poking a few holes in the dough will also ensure it does not rise. Use the remaining dough to create decorative strips for the top.
Using a spatula spread the Nutella or jam evenly in the pastry. Decorate with the strips forming a lattice. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool completely. Once cool remove from pan.