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You will need:
200g / plain flour
100g butter plus a little extra for greasing dish
50g icing sugar (sifted)
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
1 beaten egg yolk
3 tbsp of milk
175g castor sugar
2 eggs separated
3 tbsp cornflour
300ml cold water
juice & grated rind of 2 lemons

What to do:

Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Knead briefly on a lightly floured work surface.
Preheat the oven to 180C /350F / gas mark 4. Grease an 8 inch ovenproof pie dish with butter. Roll the pastry to 1/4 inch thick and line the dish. prick with a fork, line with grease proof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 mins. Remove from the oven and lower oven temperature to 150C /300F/ gas mark 2.

To make the filling, mix the cornflour with a little water. Put the remaining water into a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice, rind & cornflour paste. Bring to the boil whilst stirring. Simmer for 2 minutes. Leave to cool a little. Stir in 5tbsp of sugar & the egg yolks And pour into the pastry case.
In a separate bowl Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Slowly whisk in the remaining sugar and spread over the top of the filling.
Bake for 40 mins. Remove from dish.

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