Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 39: Tartest Lemon Tart



I'm so glad that we have a break from chocolate this week, and what better to have a break with than lemon? Not just any lemon either, it's a very tart lemon tart. You can find the recipe at Babette's blog, Babette Feasts.



This lemon tart is made from an entire lemon: rind, pith, pulp and juice. What? Yes, I too was afraid at first. I was extremely skeptical about including the pith, so naughtily, I omitted this. I simply zested my lemons, sliced the lemons into quarters, and cut away the pith and removed the seeds. So I know I didn't use the entire lemon, but honestly, I thought it was tart enough without it. Dorie recommends that you blitz the lemon into a smooth puree with a blender, but I randomly forgot I had one and attempted to do it with my food processor. It was clear that this simply wouldn't do, so I used my small blender attachment I usually use for spices. Even with this, I wasn't able to get the lemon really smooth, which ultimately affected my end results. I found the lemon to be quite stringy. It still tasted really delicious, but next time I'll know to keep on blitzing, blitzing, blitzing...


7 comments:

vibi said...

A greak form chocolate you say? Ahhhh what a relief, anyways fruits are starting to show up a lot more these days so why not make the best of them, huh?

Your results are très jolie, Bria! Love that cake holder too!

Teanna DiMicco said...

Yeah, I removed the pith as well and was glad I did! Your photos are so stunning!

Kara said...

Oh your little tart looks lovely.

I used my whole lemons and they turned out fine, but I think from reading other blogs, having good lemons was really key. Also I used my mini-prep processor and it seemed to do a good job, but I was paranoid about making sure they were complete pureed, so I let it go for a while! :)

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your mini tartlets ! I didn't remove the pith but my lemons were very thin.

NQN said...

It looks delicious Bria! I love the shot inside it. It looks so good!

TeaLady said...

Looks lovely and very tasty.

I kept the pith and it wasn't bitter.

Bria said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Glad everyone enjoyed it :)