tuesdays with dorie

So I sent an email a week ago asking to be added to the Tuesdays With Dorie bakers. I’ve had the book for awhile, and I bake things from it sometimes anyway, so I thought, why not? I haven’t heard back from them, but I did bake the Tartest Lemon Tart.

Unfortunately, it was terrible. Did you ever do that “experiment” in high school where they gave you a strip of paper that tasted like nothing to some people and absolutely terrible to others? That’s my theory about this tart. It tastes terrible if you are one of those people who tastes the bitter chemical on that strip.

It’s a whole-lemon tart, which literally means the whole lemon, pith and all. I was a little skeptical, so I even tasted the tart batter straight out of the blender before it baked. It tasted okay then.

After it baked, however, it was bitter. Bitter, bitter, BITTER. Not tart – I looooove tart and sour lemon stuff. But bitter with an awful bitter aftertaste? No, thank you. Mr. Hope thought it was awful, too. It got dumped in the trash. I will not be making it again unless I do the traditional zest the lemon and toss the pith method. Nor will I ever make a whole-lemon tart ever again.

Hopefully, next week’s mango bread will be better.

~ by Larisa on May 12, 2009.

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  1. I’ve never heard of the Tuesdays with Dorie?? Is is a Tx thing??

    Sorry your lemon tart didn’t come out so good. I try like hell to bake and I just SUCK at it.

    However, give me some chocolate, I’ll melt it down and make the most gorgeous lollipops, houses, bunnies, sleighs and sometimes even boobs and penises!!!

  2. How do you like the book? I have seen it, but don’t have it. Interesting idea. I have thought about joining a baking group like that (or a cooking one for that matter), but I’m not an exact-follow-the-recipe girl. Sorry the lemon tart did not come out well. I love sour. Bitter, no thanks!

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