Hope this finds you well!
Gosh, I wish I had taken a picture of a slice of this wonderful pie but it’s no use pretending I forgot. No, taking a picture didn’t escape me, but I was too busy eating and savouring this delightful tart to really care about photos. Same can be said about forgetting to take pictures of the initial stages of making this tart. Just got too happy about making this tart. The moment you say tart, I’m there! (I realised I just called myself a tart. It’s really ok. My husband’s grandmother used to lovingly call her all her grandchildren “little tarts”.)
You know you’ve made a fantastic tart when the first comment that comes out from one your loveliest friends isn’t really fit for this blog. Well, this tart deserves all the accolades as it is marvellous! Its texture is so silky, the aroma so enticing, and the crust is so buttery and both crispy and yielding. So, so good. And oh, all I could hear from people a few seconds into digging into this tart was absolutely nothing. Not a word. Complete silence. Isn’t that the best compliment?
A few notes:
– The crust was excellent to work with but I couldn’t roll it out any thinner than I did without it turning into a crepe-like thinness. That just means that I didn’t have enough dough to be able to fold the edges and tidy it all up into the pretty tart it was meant to be.
– I used lime instead of lemon.
– I initially thought that the tart was too sweet but this sweetness was easy, too easy to adapt to. I might reduce the sugar in the crust next time.
– I used granulated sugar for the topping and it was fine. Nice and crunchy! There was such a lovely contrast between the cream and the caramelised sugar.
– Last but not least, my beautiful friend Catrine who hails from Sweden, wanted me to point out to my readers that the kitchen towel in the picture – and which I so casually grabbed from her cabinet – is a hand-woven family heirloom dating back to the 1920’s. She was more than happy for me to stain it with cream, orange zest, and butter. What a trooper!
Have very good week!