Mountain Thyme Cookery School: Lemon Tart

Mountain Thyme Cookery School: Lemon Tart

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Mountain Thyme Cookery School based in Verbier, Switzerland, invites you into their classroom with these online lessons in cooking and baking. In this episode of their masterclass, Mountain Thyme Cookery School's Chef Cat Sheppard shares her best tips on improving short crust party skills and how to make one of their most popular, demanded dishes- a lemon tart. About Chef Cat Sheppard: Cat has been teaching cookery for more than ten years, previously running a cookery school in Berkshire for Mike Robinson on Game and Wild Food which opened in 2007. Later she moved on to work for the Children’s Food Trust on the Let’s Get Cooking programme, which trained and set up over 7,000 cookery clubs across England, reaching over 3 million children. Cat ran the London region for over seven years, working with schools, children’s centres, community centres and further education colleges. She built relationships and sponsorship with a number of large corporate organisations including Tesco, and went on to work with them to run cookery courses, teaching thousands more children basic cooking skills in store. Now based in the world-famous ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland, Cat partnered up with Amy Corbett to open the Mountain Thyme Cookery School in 2017. Their love of teaching and passing on their hard-won skills to the next generation is evident. Also catering to the rich & famous as well as running a home-made ready-meal delivery service, they plan to expand to other Swiss resorts in the very near future.

Lemon Tart


  • 250g plain white flour
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 150g butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk (keep white for brushing over pastry)
  • 10ml cold water if necessary
  • 3 lemons
  • 4 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 200ml double cream

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