Last weekend was party time! My oldest daughter turned 11 and had her friends over on Sunday. The party was a great success and breaking with tradition there was no cake being served. Instead we went out and bought fancy Goblets and made Ice-cream Sundaes. We had chocolate and vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, strawberries, bananas, mini chocolate chips, M&Ms, caramel and chocolate sauce and small Italian waffles. They all could chose what they wanted. It was a lot of fun and much less work than a cake!
For her actual birthday she wanted Lemon Tart. This is the recipe ( makes 2 small 8inch or 1 large tart 11inch)
I love to use the baking pans with removable bottom.
Combine 1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 cups of flour for the crust. Chill for 1/2 an hour.
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a bowl mix 2 cups of sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/3 cup of flour, 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel, 6 Tbsp lemon juice and 4 large eggs. Whisk just until the ingredients are mixed well, try not to make it foamy.
Press dough into baking pan. Pour lemon mixture onto crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the lower third of the oven. You want a nicely baked crust, but a light filling. Cover it with aluminum foil if it browns too much.
Let cool, remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar.