Major announcement: These pictures were not – I repeat – were not taken with my laptop. They are the product of an actual camera. A Thanks, Jamie! Unfortunately, it was late in the day before I got it charged and the weather gods decided this Mother’s Day should be gloomy and melancholy. Oh well, it is a still a camera. The photography can only improve from here. Huzzah!
As for the tart, I wasn’t really feeling it this week. I started late in the day and was lacking in my usual enthusiasm. I made a six inch in my springform. In fact, I was really really wishing I had some graham crackers on hand for the crust. What kind of mother of two young children has no graham crackers in the pantry? I feel certain I am breaking some unwritten rule. Since I didn’t think the ranch flavored Goldfish (I know…ick) would be a good fit, I quickly threw together the crust.
Speed was my downfall. I was rushing too much to see the abandoned bowl of melted butter on the counter…until I had thrown the tart in the oven. Oops. Unfortunately, since I decided to get cute and put sliced strawberries in the tart, I couldn’t just dump out the filling and mix it all together. Looking back, I wish I would have thrown it all back into the blender. I bet it would have turned a cool pink shade. But, my thoughts were more along the lines of “Oh, crap. I boiled the damn peel only to skip the butter. Idiot.” So, I carefully poured the butter in, stirred and prayed.
Happily, I don’t think you could tell. We had no comparison but nothing seemed glaringly out of place. The lemon wasn’t too tart and I did like the addition of the strawberries (I thought they would stay on the bottom – boy it would be nice to know what I am doing sometimes). Truthfully, though, I really liked the Most Extraordinary Lemon Cream Tart better. It was the recipe that convinced me to join TWD. So, when a lemon tart is necessary I will probably go with that one.
I don’t have any pictures as I made it on Saturday (pre-camera), but the Sour Cream Coffee Cake from Baked? oh my. An amazing coffee cake. I gave a small one to my 95 yr old grandma and she couldn’t stop eating it. I found the recipe on Megan’s site. Make it. Soon.
The full recipe is at Babette Feasts. Next week: Fresh Mango Bread. My choice! I hope it works out…the pressure.