So, I have to admit, I wasn’t very excited about this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie for the Tartest Lemon Tart. I have never made anything using the entire lemon and wasn’t entirely sure I was interested. I love lemon, I love almonds, so really, what was my problem? I don’t know why this weirded me out so much. I’ve used whole citrus before after all. It did though. I just couldn’t envision this very well. I don’t know why.
When I finally read through the entire recipe, I had to really laugh at myself, and once again realize that this baking group is so good for me. It gets me to try things I may have avoided otherwise.
I laughed because I realized that this recipe was an awful lot like the Toasted Almond Lemon Bars we made last month when I guest hosted the Cookie Carnival. Shortbread-like crust with ground almonds in it, lemon filling, powdered sugar on top. Why was I so afraid of this? I have to also admit now that I will make these again as they taste like delightful lemon bars and the filling was so easy to make and the texture wasn’t anything like I expected since it was smooth and tart. I also loved the addition of doing a burnt sugar top as Dorie suggests.
So, thank you to this week’s hostess, Babette of Babette Feasts!
BLOGGING FOR BABIES REMINDER!!
There are still a few more days to blog about and make something for the Blogging for Babies event. As I mentioned in the original post (all the details here if you want to enter) I was trying to put together a couple of prizes for a drawing from the entries. Thank you to those who have already sent me something to participate. I really appreciate it!
Here is Prize Package Number One:
The Art & Soul of Baking book, a pretty glass jar (we all need new blog props, right!) and a couple of darling little ‘pretend’ cherry muffins – they are fake so they can sit in your kitchen and look pretty all the time.
And Prize Package Number 2:
A copy of Hello Cupcake! and a ceramic cupcake bank – that’s right, it is a ‘piggy’ bank in the shape of a cupcake!