Not long after the Easter holiday, while chatting with a friend, I expounded on the delights of my Easter dessert. Since she’s a regular to these parts, I said, “Why am I telling you this? The link to the recipe is on my blog.” *blank stare* “Oh, well, maybe you missed it–the post is titled ‘There’s a link to a delicious recipe . . .’”
She missed it all right, because it never posted. A fact I stumbled upon just this weekend, when I happened to look to the right of my Dashboard at the contents of my “Drafts” folder.
So, without further ado, here’s the original post. Though, at this point, I may add it could be the perfect something for the 4th of July–just add a blueberry or two!
Let me just tell you, having Good Friday off is the way to go. Though I’d probably throw in Easter Monday, too, for good measure.
All that festivity . . . Obviously, it was more than I could bear.
That whole work life balance thing is a slippery sucker.
Needless to say, Easter weekend was lovely. I attempted a new dessert recipe. Again. I tend toward a lighter coup de grace for the big three (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter)–mercy and all that. One look at Susi’s Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart was all it took. And by one look, I do mean one look.
When I showed the recipe to my mom and she said, “But you don’t even like lemons.” Touché. Unless floating about in a glass of ice water, I’ve no use for the pucker-inducing fruit. In all honesty, I did not even noticed the lemon in the name until she mentioned it. Of course, by that time, I was committed. I’m nothing if not determined.
Let me just tell you, I’m terribly glad I am. This sweet treat is so good. The pastry is light perfection, the lemon well behaved–and while it’s quite easy to make, it looks all fancy-like (in a provincial sort of way).
So where’s the picture? Funny you should ask.
Apparently, I’m not in the habit of baking anything rectangular in shape. My cooling racks are round; my serving platters are round. I finally came up with a plastic, bright pink tray on which to complete my masterpiece. Now you know me, I’m not above posting sub par food photos. But that tray was garish, at best. I’ll spare you the sight.
In its stead, you may go directly to the source; that’s where you’ll find of photos and the recipe for Susi’s Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart. Bookmark it, pin it, print it off, what have you, just keep it in mind. Because its bound to be the perfect something for Mother’s Day, an afternoon tea, or a mid-summer celebration . . .