Monday, 14 April 2008

TWD - The most extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart

Well its better late than never - again! Many Apologies for being soooo slow but it was worth it in the end!
This weeks choice for the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group was chosen by Mary from Starting from scratch.
Again, not a natural choice for me but I'm always up for a challenge. Like a lot of my fellow bakers, I am not a lemon fan...until now!
My post is very late but I actually made this recipe at the end of last week over the space of 2 days (I wish I had taken more notice of the waiting time for the lemon cream to set and the pastry to freeze).

What I learnt this week...The sweet pastry is very delish but did not look like traditional pastry - I know it was supposed to be crumbly but mine was ridiculous! Still tasted yummy though!
The lemon cream did exactly what it was supposed to do and has converted me to lemons for ever!
This recipe was quite a big one - I can't see why it would not easily half.

Mum (my whole family seems to be getting in on the act) - Very nice but not wow.
Husband - yeh very nice (I'm sure he said that last week too!)
Me - I love it! Can't see myself making this every week but could be good if going somewhere for a meal that you have to provide the dessert/pudding/afters (depending on where in the world you are reading from!)

Ease of making: 7/10 - Not difficult but a bit time consuming and a lot of waiting around
Taste: 8/10
Would I make it again? Yes!

The recipe can be found on Mary's blog at Starting from Scratch.

Next week...Marshmallows (eek!)


Cara said...

Erm, just one question. Why is there never any of these on offer when I come round? I mean I do like fishfingers, but French Lemon Cream Tart..... no competition. Oooh la la!


Dolores said...

Sounds like it was worth the wait! Great job!