When the pressure’s on to make something special for a party, this lemon tart is my secret weapon. The sweet, tart, lemon curd filling is refreshing and light compared to a typical chocolate dessert, the ground almond in the crust gives it that extra something, and the presentation has wow-factor.
Serve up a slice with some raspberries and whipped cream, or Lehua Honey Ice Cream and prepare for praises!
I pulled out this recipe for last weekend’s CookFest 2009 in Los Altos, a fantastically fun eating and cooking extravaganza organized by gracious hosts Ron and Miri Gutman.
The kitchen overflowed with bounty from the farmer’s market gathered in the morning, and day turned into night as guests arrived, cooked, ate, added and subtracted from the feast.
As ValleyZen described, the evening was “Quintessentially Silicon Valley” with lots of collective cooking, sharing ideas, and collaboration – “wiki-cooking” at its finest.
Adapted from The Berry Bible’s Lemon Curd Cake recipe, by Janie Hibler
Tip: If you have the time, make extra lemon curd to jar and store in your fridge. That will cut down prep time in case you ever want to make a lemon tart spur of the moment! Also, when crumbling the dough on top, I like to leave some space around the bits of dough so that you can see the lemon curd in spots. Therefore, I find that I usually have enough dough in this recipe to make a little mini tart on the side – a treat for the cook 🙂
Recipe Source: LickMySpoon.com.
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