Invite me over for dinner and I’ll generously offer to bring dessert. I’ll pretend baking is a completely selfless act, something simply to show my appreciation and gratitude. Little do you know, I’m really just looking for a reason to try out a new concoction that fits my favorite ingredients neatly into a cake, pie, or tart and your dinner invitation was the green light go-ahead I’d been waiting for.
My latest “selfless act” of dessert was this tart I brought to Easter dinner. It’s an Earl Grey tea infused shortbread crust, filled with lemon curd, and topped with tangy whipped cream. It’s your afternoon tea with lemon and a side of cookies all rolled into one tart.