This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Babette of Babette Feasts. Unfortunately, this is one of the few recipes that I've made from this book that I wasn't a big fan of. Instead of it being a very tart lemon tart, it just tasted like a...bad lemon tart. I'll blame it on the not-perfectly-fresh lemons, and assume that Dorie's recipe was tried and true, because that seems to be the case most of the time. However, if I made this again, I think I'd play it safe and use the lemon juice + lemon pulp, but leave the lemon skin out of it. It just gave it a bitter taste...not tart at all. Maybe I was reading the directions wrong in putting the whole lemon in there?
The top bubbled a bit more than I had expected as well (I took Dorie's warning to heart and placed down a sheet of foil, because I figured there'd be some spillage), and it was hard to take a relatively pretty picture. I tried covering it with powdered sugar, but it just didn't look right, so I went the route of making it brulee - getting to play with my blowtorch again was a happy side effect.
Anyways, this recipe was a good idea, and I'd be interested in trying something similar again...just not this one in particular.
Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 336