Tartest Lemon Tart - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Food Librarian - Tartest Lemon Tart
Tartest Lemon Tart...with something missing!

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Babette of Babette Feasts picked Tartest Lemon Tart on page 336 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

I was really looking forward to this one! I love lemon. I love tarts. I love Dorie....And I'm a dork.

Food Librarian - Tartest Lemon Tart
I forgot the heavy cream in the filling!

I took it out of the refrig but somehow it missed making it into the food processor. Um, perhaps I should mention it was 4:15 in the morning when I was bakin'.

Anyway, it was okay, but I'm sure the missing 1/2 cup of heavy cream would have given it a smooth, silky finish. I'll will definitely try this one again! (I have a bunch of Meyer lemons that need to get back in the tart again!)

Food Librarian - Tartest Lemon Tart
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers! And buy Dorie Greenspan's book. It rocks.

(I'm in the Washington DC area now helping a pregnant friend on bed rest. I may or may not have internet access...so I apologize in advanced if I can't visit other TWD blogs! I've scheduled this post to be published on Tuesday morning...oh, technology is too cool. Take care and see you next week with Mango Bread! Yes!)
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34 comments:

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

wow - your lemon tart looks great, even without the heavy cream!

Ria said... [Reply to comment]

That look delish inspite of missing out on the cream! :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Have fun in DC....if you are looking for food, check out Zaytinya/Cashion's Eat Place/. (I lived there in grad school.) Check your mail when you return from your trip...there is a surprise :).

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Mine bubbled over like a volcano, but it turned out fine after some doctoring :) A little bitter, but I don't think my lemons were of the best quality. DELICIOUS dough!

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Oops, at least it was still edible in the end. Looks good too!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Missing the cream did not affect the look of this tart. I really like that you used a rectangle tart pan. It looks great.

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

If you enjoyed it, you should try it again with the cream. It makes the filling very light and smooth. Love your rectangle pan!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe how beautiful it is even without that cream! Great job!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

4:15 am--what?!? i would have forgotten the lemons if i were baking at that hour! looks tasty anyway :)

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

I'm in DC, too! Can you bring me a piece of that tart? Because it is GORGEOUS! Good luck to your friend!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

LOL It might be just better than way (without the cream) anyways. LOL
I find dairy in lemon pies has a tendancy to give a strange taste to the final product.
Nevertheless, I envy terribly that mould of yours... very French, very classy and I love how it slices... gotta get one! LOL
Simply lovely!

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

This is an absolutely yummy, yummy lemon tart. Yours look fantastic.

Susan @ SGCC said... [Reply to comment]

It looks beautiful with or without the cream! Hope everything works out for your friend.

Kara said... [Reply to comment]

Well it looks fantastic, even w/out the cream. I'm jealous of your rectangular tart pan - but I can't justify yet another baking item just now. :)

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

This would look beautiful on that new ceramic platter you got on your SF trip.

Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

Have fun in DC with your friend. There's always time for baking later!

rainbowbrown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, that's too funny - it still looks really good.

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

great photos... they really make me want to bake something like this myself.

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

It looks great! What's a half a cup of heavy cream anyway? This is all about the lemon! Hope you are having a good visit in WDC.

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

WOW, I love your rectangular tart pan! I want one now! :)

Your turned out great! Love the pictures of the slices.

Cristine said... [Reply to comment]

Now you can justify eating more of it since it doesn't have heavy cream! :) Looks great!

finsmom said... [Reply to comment]

Such a gorgeous photo! Drool worthy!

I love lemon, and this tart sounds heavenly!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

oh beautiful !

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

It still looks great, and I am sure it tasted even better!! Have jusn in DC.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

You're a baking maniac Mary--- 4:15am???? I hope you're having a great time in DC!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo I am lusting over that tart pan. Gorgeous tart too!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

The tart looks gorgeous! I love the square pan. You're so nice to look after your friend!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Hope your friend is doing well while on bed rest. It's great that you are there for her. Your tart looks terrific, even minus the heavy cream. :o)

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh the rectangular tart pan! I just picked one up recently and can't wait to try it out. Your tart looks fantastic even without the cream :) Hope you have fun in DC!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

*sigh* One of these days I'm going to get my hands on a cool rectangular tart pan like yours... =) I've definitely left ingredients out of things before--it drives me crazy. I hope all is well in DC.

angela@spinachtiger said... [Reply to comment]

Even without the cream, they look good. I have done things like that. I usually forget the butter with pastry cream.
Last week, I forgot the corn starch.

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

That is delish, I am salivating at the current moment, like a dog... Oh it looks FABULOUS!

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Despite the lack of cream it still looks good! Love the pan, I have one too that I used to make a lemon tart in...

Take care in DC1
~ingrid

Mermaid Sweets said... [Reply to comment]

This looks great, love the tart pan. Doesn't look like it suffered without the cream.

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