Lemon tarts are the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I think getting the kids back to school after a long and lazy summer break is also a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Bittersweet. Don’t you agree?
Some are lemon tarts are filled with only a simple lemon curd, others with a creamier lemon filling, some are studded with fresh raspberries or have bits of candied lemon peel inside or a baked meringue on top. I have never met one I didn’t like. At Sticky Fingers Cooking this week, we will prepare lemon tart cups. We will make these without all of the fuss of preparing an egg curd and all of that… time. We will make shortcut tarts! They happen to be vegan friendly as well. Your kids love them too, especially preparing the curd and eating the crisp and buttery edges of the tart shell.
The great thing about these individual desserts is that you can dress each one up differently, which makes a pretty presentation plus gives a few different choices for your kids to choose from. You can top with different berries, freshly shaken cream, a drizzle of fresh raspberry sauce…the topping possibilities are as much or as little as your kids' desire.
We are going to learn about France this week, where the tarte au citron (lemon tart) originates. We will learn all about lemons and why they are so good for us to eat… HINT: It’s not just the vitamin C. We will also make our own whipped cream while learning a bit about Physical Science – Molecules – Emulsions – Colloids… This super scientific experiment demonstrates the magic of the invisible globule while bringing a yummy, creamy result to your plate. Let’s properly usher the kids back to school with some lemon love!
Subscribe to our newsletter, The Turnip, to receive exclusive discounts and updates, insider tips + tricks from our awesome team, and instant access to the Sticky Fingers Cooking Starter Kit for free!