Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWD: Tartest Lemon Tart

Summer has come to Northern California...well technically it is still spring but this weekend we are expecting heat in the triple digits...nothing like bypassing spring all together!

For the time being...let this spring-y tart surprise you with it's tasty twists and turns.

Thanks to Barb from Babette Feasts for choosing this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection.


As you know...I typically have an over abundance of Meyer lemons around here. I put them to good use here.

This recipe uses the whole lemon!! No wasteage, I like that.

The taste is not what you would expect, it does have an edge of bitterness but I enjoy that it is not so sweet-tart. And the crust....just like a shortbread cookie! I used almond flour in mine...I love that you can see the little flecks of almonds in the crust. :)

Check out what the others have created over here.

Thanks for stopping by...I'm off to try my skills at.....MACARONS!!! I'll keep you posted.

11 comments:

Clivia said...

Your tart looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed.

Megan said...

Yeah - we're going to have triple digit temps here this weekend too. Uh, what happened to spring?

It sounds like your tart was good - mine turned out terrible!

Bungalow Barbara said...

Lovely! Oh, how I envy you that Meyer lemon tree! (But not the triple-digit temperatures.)

Tracey said...

Great job, your tart looks wonderful! Mine was very bitter so I was pretty bummed I couldn't enjoy it.

Linda said...

I also went with meyer lemons and went with mini-tarts. you tart is a beauty!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this tart looks fabulous!! I'm sorry that I've been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams today!! I must say, now that I'm done with exams, I can finally take advantage of this wonderful N.Cal. weather :)

chocolatechic said...

I wish we had Meyer lemons here.

I didn't make this.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Where in northern cali are you - I get the lovely SF winter, I mean summers! Great tart.

cakeflower said...

Thanks for the compliments.

Elyse: Congrats!! Next up, relaxation! :)


Lorelei: I'm up in Roseville and during the summer when it's 105 here...love to go to SF for the day and enjoy the bay area weather!!!

Alison Ulshoffer Events & Design said...

I love your blog! Makes me hungry =)

TeaLady said...

Lovely lemon tart. I soooo want to try this one. And Meyer lemons - lucky you!!