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Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Snap the stalk of the artichoke off at the base, so that the artichoke will sit flat. Remove some of the tougher, outer leaves. Turn the artichoke on its side and cut the top ¼ off with a serrated knife.
Put the artichokes into a small, deep baking dish with the lemon juice and enough boiling water to come ¾ of the way up the artichokes. Season and cover tightly with foil. Cook in the oven for 1 hour, or until the base is easily pierced with the end of a sharp knife and the leaves come out easily. Remove the foil, drizzle well with extra-virgin olive oil and put back into the oven for 15 minutes.
To make the vinaigrette, put the shallot, egg yolk and mustard in a bowl with some seasoning and whisk. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking continuously. Add the white wine vinegar and chopped tarragon and stir.
Serve the artichokes alongside the vinaigrette. Once you’ve worked your way down to the choke, remove with a spoon and discard, then eat the base.