Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWD - Tartest Lemon Tart

I have to apologize for being a super blog slacker lately! Last week the TWD group baked a Tiramisu Cake but I didn't blog about it because the dog ate my homework. For real. See ...

At the time of my cake baking he had only been a member of our household for a few hours and I set my cake layers out by the window to cool, just as I always do, and he just started chomping away when I had my back turned. He's new and cute and I'm an inexperienced dog owner ... c'est la vie. I'll try it again in a week or so. Now, on to this weeks TWD Baking Assignment! Today's Tartest Lemon Tart was chosen by Babette of Babette Feasts. One of my co-workers was just telling me about the movie Babette's Feast - looks like a sign that I should visit Blockbuster! Please visit Babette's Blog for the recipe, which can also be found on page 336 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours."

My tart tasted super lemony with just a tiny hint of bitterness, but it was fantastic! Dorie recommends using a blender to get a smooth custard but this super slacker was too lazy to dig out the blender so I used my food processor instead. I could not get a smooth custard so I strained it into the crust and was very happy with the results. My official taste tester loved it (and I did too)! My tart was very skinny - I think my tart pan may be 10 inches instead of the recommended 9 inches and it was not very photogenic!


Please visit the rest of TWD Bakers to see how they made out with the Tarty Tart! Next week is Mango Bread! I CAN. NOT. WAIT! I love mangoes!

7 comments:

Nichi said...

Did your new pup get any tart this time around ;)
What a cutie.. you cant get mad at that face!

Pamela said...

Congrats on the beautiful new addition to your family. Looks like he enjoyed that cake, huh? :o) Nice job on the tart. It was really delicious! We loved it.

natalia said...

Ciao ! What a nice dog ! Lovely tart !

dorie said...

Your Tiramisu cake looks as though it might have been a good one had the dog not gotten it first:)

Really glad you liked the lemon tart!

lartdejournalier said...

Congrats on the new addition! Do you still have the cat too?

This recipe looks yummy! And beautiful presentation as always!!

Tracey said...

What a cute new puppy! Your tart looks fantastic! Glad you liked it.

TeaLady said...

Tart looks just right to me.

Dog ate my homework - how many times have I heard THAT excuse.

Had a cat once. Dragged a chicken off the counter when i went out of the room for ONE MINUTE. Needless to say, he had chicken and we had eggs for dinner.