Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWD: Tartest Lemon Tart



I'm back to baking! I had a busier schedule than usual the last couple of weeks, and while I could have probably squeezed in the time to make the weekly recipes, it would have been more stress than pleasure.

I was glad I didn't have to miss this week, since Barb of Babette Feasts chose the Tartest Lemon Tart. I love anything lemon. Cake, tarts, cookies, pie, bars, sorbet, chicken, pasta....bring it on!

This recipe wasn't difficult at all. When I read it though, the crust didn't register in my brain as the "sweet tart dough with nuts", so I just made the regular sweet tart dough and noticed that part afterward. I can imagine it would be delicious with the ground almonds in it. Next time. And there will definitely be a next time! I read the P&Q on the TWD website and took the advice to peel the lemon and separate the pith so as not to make the tart too bitter. It worked like a charm.

I made this tart today and it's already gone. I had dinner plans with my parents and my friend Becky, her husband, daughters and parents. Becky and I go waaaay back to being little girls together. We were meeting at a restaurant and I decided to bring our own dessert. It was a casual family restaurant, so I figured they wouldn't mind. I even brought my homemade whipped cream in my handy dandy cream whipper. It was pretty funny when I pulled it out and started squirting whipped cream on top of the tart slices.

The tart was an absolute hit! Visit Barb's blog using the link above and see how she liked her chosen recipe. And if you want to make one yourself, you can get the recipe there too, or buy Dorie's fabulous book. You can see how the other TWD bakers made out here.

See you next week! Happy baking!



7 comments:

Pamela said...

Funny, I made the tart dough without nuts too and didn't even realize I made the wrong one! Thanks for letting me know that. Your tart looks wonderful and I'm glad everyone enjoyed it.

Tracey said...

Your tart looks fantastic! I wish I'd removed the pith from my lemons before making the tart - mine was way too bitter. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

Bungalow Barbara said...

Lovely!

margot said...

Yours turned out perfect! I'm adding the cream whipper to the list of kitchen gadgets I want. I found out the hard way that some restaurants have a cake-slicing fee; I'm glad you didn't have to worry about that when you shared this tart.

Lillian said...

You got really nice color on both the crust and the filling -- mine (well, my son's) didn't look nearly that pretty!

mangomissives said...

I made the tart dough without nuts as well...but I did it on purpose since I didn't have any in my pantry at the time. We loved it even with the "plain old" crust.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful tart. Looks perfect.