Wednesday, May 20, 2009

{twd} tartest lemon tarts

Um hello? Is this thing on?

It's been a while, I know, and there's really no excuse. But those finals I was in denial about? Well I finally had to face them. And after that, there were graduation festivities to attend and glasses of champagne to drink. There was also the small matter of packing up all of my worldly possessions and moving them across the city in what I think may have been the furthest intra-Manhattan move ever on record. This last task, while wildly exciting, also required something that I have been dreading for months now: the dividing up of the kitchen tools. Julia and I lived together for so long that it was hard to remember which of us brought most of our kitchen wares to the mix. However, there was one gadget in particular whose ownership was never in doubt, and try as I might, I couldn't seem to convince her that it was actually my red KitchenAid mixer we had been using for the past three years. She finally managed to pry my hands off of it long enough to pack it away and off it went. It was a sad day to say the least.

On the bright side, I have a brand new downtown kitchen that is finally open and ready for some serious baking. (And thankfully Julia and her mixer are only a few blocks away.)

My first order of business? (Well, aside from cleaning the oven forty seven times that is--I seriously think that the previous tenant baked me a frozen pizza as a welcome gift, smashed it all over the stove and left it there for a week to dry out). Making Dorie Greenspan's Tartest Lemon Tart, last week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe chosen by Babette of Babette Feasts. If I had known how easy and delicious this recipe was, I would have made it before I even unpacked a single box. And that's saying a lot, considering that I have a new oven, and an electric one at that, which is going to take a little getting used to and resulted in my tartlets being more than a bit overdone. I love anything tart lemon, and Dorie's filling definitely fit the bill. All in all, it was a very successful first foray into my new kitchen. I'm expecting great things from it in the future.

Tartest Lemon Tartlets
Baking From My Home to Yours, By Dorie Greenspan
Recipe Available


TeaLady said...

Moving can be a terror, but then you get to put all your stuff right where you want it - eventually. Hang in.

Tart looks tasty.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your graduation and your big move (moving is such a hassle!)!

Your mini-tarts look great and those lemons - soo juicy! I love lemon desserts!

Luci said...

Congratulations! Graduating and moving are both BIG events in life.... best of luck!

But... oh....sad about the KitchenAid! hehe

The tartlets look great, moving to an electric oven didn't slow you down!