Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 15th June 2010

What a great weekend!  V’s Bridal Shower was a success.  V looked absolutely beautiful and she was very happy.  The bridal party hosted the games, and I must say their choices were spot on.

A close up photo of a baked lemon tart in a green ceramic tart dish.

The goal for one of the games was to design and fashion a wedding gown using toilet paper.  Each table had to choose one of the ladies to model the gown as well. They were able to accessorize (headpieces, trains, earrings, ring, bouquets) with anything they found at their tables.  Once their bride was completely outfitted she had to model and strut her stuff down the runway to music and V had to choose the best bride out of the bunch.  It was absolutely hilarious, the ladies really got into the game and we all couldn’t stop laughing.

A close up photo of a baked lemon tart, with a piece removed in a green ceramic tart dish.

Our dessert table looked magnificent, it was brimming with so many varieties of cookies and baked goods and Italian pastries.  Some of our extended family and close friends also joined us in the baking.  I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.  My freezer is full of special treats.  I promise to share some of the recipes over the next little while.  The Orange Cupcakes and Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes were enjoyed by all.  The contrast in colours was striking on the tiered serving rack. Everyone mentioned how much they enjoyed the Cannoli Siciliani.

A photo of a slice of baked lemon tart on a white dish with a silver dessert fork.

The white hydrangeas we choose for the centrepieces were stunning and coincidentally enough it’s one of the flowers V has chosen for her Wedding day. I was so hoping to share some photos with you but unfortunately the lighting just wasn’t right.

A close up photo of a slice of baked lemon tart with chocolate curls on top on a white plate with a silver dessert fork.

I can’t believe the day has come and gone.  I am so looking forward to V’s wedding day.  She’s fallen in love with a good man and I know they are going to have a life full of love and happiness and I can’t wait to share their first day as husband and wife.

A close up photo of a slice of baked lemon tart with one curl of lemon rind on a white plate with a silver dessert fork.

It’s been so hectic the last few weeks so I chose a simple recipe to share with you today, Gordon Ramsay’s Baked Lemon Tart.  I was able to use the left over egg yolks from the financiers I baked for the shower and I had some chocolate shortcrust pastry in the freezer.  I’ve never tried a chocolate pastry crust when making a lemon tart but I must say it is a great combination.  I egg washed the pastry case in the last five minutes of blind baking (a tip I’d forgotten about), this produces a crispier crust.

A close up photo of a slice of baked lemon tart with chocolate curls on top and along side on a white plate with a silver dessert fork.

I was hoping the chocolate pastry would entice the kids in trying a piece but unfortunately that was not the case.  I wonder if they’ll ever enjoy a citrus dessert. They do not know what they are missing, the filling is so creamy, positively scrumptious!

Would anyone like a slice?

A close up photo of a baked lemon tart in a green ceramic tart dish.

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Comments (12)

12 Responses to “Gordon Ramsay’s Baked Lemon Tart”

  1. Chef Dennis Says:

    what an incredible dessert, the lemon in contrast to that lovely chocolate shortcrust….wow…I can only imagine how good it must have tasted!

  2. Ryan Says:

    I’d love a slice of your lemon tart it looks absolutely delicious. I want to see the toilet paper wedding dress, it sounds hilarious.

  3. Grace Says:

    Ryan we were all in stitches, we had a great group of ladies, everyone really got into it. I know there were a ton of photos taken, I will try and put one up.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thanks Dennis, do your girls at your school like citrus desserts? Wish I could persuade my kids to just try a slice, I think they would love it if they gave it a chance. Looks like you were successful with Tomato Bisque!

  5. Mushfique Says:

    Im sure its finger-licking-good! Any way to parcel it to bangladesh ? :P
    thanks for the recipe! will try it out!!

  6. Marly Says:

    I bet you are experiencing some kind of after party sadness. It’s always fun to look forward and prepare for an event like that. I bet it was fantastic! Now you’ll have to get the next one lined up…

  7. Grace Says:

    You are so right Marly, believe it or not, my niece Nat just got engaged (I set them up, I love playing matchmaker) and I am already starting to research centrepieces, games etc.. Having such a large family something is always happening. I love it!

  8. Grace Says:

    Let me know how it works out for you. My daughter’s tutor was here today and he loved it.

  9. The Girl In Orange Says:

    Yummy! I must try this recipe someday.

  10. carol Says:

    I baked this on Saturday 20/11/2010 for the Wine Circle lunch on Sunday .

    I plated individual slices, garnished with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
    It was superb, winner ,not a crumb leftover?!!Delish!!!

  11. Grace Says:

    I am so glad you enjoyed it Carol. Al the best!

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