Friday, May 6

Pucker up

Tarte Citron
I was just telling my friend Christina about this recipe. Actually I wasn't telling her about it I was GUSHING. Talking with my hands, speaking too loudly . . . gushing. For a good reason too, this recipe is kick-ass. I've always wanted to make a tarte au citron the famous French tart. When we had family here a few weeks ago I decided that was the time to give it a go. Glad I did.

I found the recipe on David Lebovitz's blog. This recipe is great from the shell all the way to the filling. The tart shell recipe, though, is totally amazing. So easy to make - no rolling, cutting in butter, adding pie weights before baking or anything annoying. Easy to work with too. Needless to say, I'll never use another tart pastry recipe again. This is it. David described the filling as moderate, meaning it didn't make very much. I found it to be just right. We tossed fresh strawberries over the top before eating. The berries were nice, but between you and me, I prefer my tarte straight-up. Maybe with a dollop of cream.

So, now you know what to make this weekend. Ya know for that thing you have to go to and bring a dessert. No need to tell me how it goes, I know it will be awesome*.


*Can't use the word - awesome - without a smile. Such an Americanism. When my English friends want to tease me about my accent and vocabulary this word invariably comes up.

9 comments:

donandchris said...

First hand report...the best dessert ever! Especially for the lemon lover

likeschocolate said...

I love it when I find a recipe that is every thing I hoped and more. Congratulations! It looks amazing. I could lick the screen.

ksjjpalmer said...

I'm gonna do it!! Looks yummy! Thanks to you I own a tart pan now. But I promise I won't send pics;-)

The Expatresse said...

Okay, I just ordered his book and printed out the tart/pastry recipe. Thank you for the great tip. (I'm sure it will be awesome!)Maybe I'll make it for Mother's Day tomorrow . . .

se7en said...

This looks wonderful!!! Gonna try it today...!!!

christie said...

i love lemon and making pies and tarts. I shall try
this crust recipe for sure.

Alexis said...

My son was watching over my shoulder as I read your blog. He decided to make the lemon tart and surprise me for Mother's Day. It was a hit with all! Thanks and I hope you had a happy day as well!

The Expatresse said...

I made it yesterday (thanks for the tip!). I was unconvinced about the crust recipe, but it did work, and it was very light and flaky.

This Girl loves to Talk said...

I love lemon flavoured anything. I could feel my mouth puckering at that picture!! gah!

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