Lemon Diamonds


Layered desert with delicious lemon custard.


Dough ingredients

  • 250 grams flour
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 75 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking ammonia mixed with lemon juice (substitute the mix with baking powder)

Custard ingredients

  • 500 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 3 hipped flour tablespoons
  • lemon zest
  • 200 grams butter at room temperature.
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • juice from 2 lemons.


Dough steps

  1. split the dough in three pieces.
  2. roll each piece into a thin layer
  3. bake the sheets one at a time on the bottom of the tray. The sheets stay white when they’re done. Chill the dough for 3-4 hours before baking.

Custard steps

  1. mix the milk, flour and lemon zest thoroughly, then simmer on the stove, stir until the mix thickens. Chill the mix.
  2. meantime cream the butter with the powdered sugar until a foam is made.
  3. add one spoon at a time into the chilled mix.
  4. add the lemon juice.
  5. lay one sheet on a tray, pour half the cream, lay the second sheet on top of the cream, pour the rest of the cream, lay the last sheet on top
  6. chill it for 2-3 hours
  7. sprinkle with powdered sugar

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