When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars (as my brother likes to say).
I had a post written out and was still in the tweaking stage, but due to who knows what kind of issues, every time I tried to save it the whole thing would disappear.
So now that I have more pressing matters on my hands – putting away groceries, cleaning the kitchen, making dinner – I am going to try to keep this post short, which I am sure you are all so sorry about…not.
Last year I discovered the fact that I am a true blue foodie. I arrived at this conclusion as not much else in life gets me excited to such childlike levels. When I cut out a lot of my baking (which also meant blogging) trying to cut back on carbs, it was like having a favorite toy taken away. Also, don’t you think when trying two sweet shops one day and getting excited to afore mentioned levels would equal true foodie?
I think so.
Well coming up with a recipe twist that I personally have yet to find elsewhere (which doesn’t mean there isn’t one out there) also gets me excited to such levels.
I’m jumping up and down with so much anticipation right now that if you listened close enough, you would hear inner girlish squeals.
The cause of said excitement is because of this lemon tart.
Let’s do a little food math, shall we? Answer the question below and winners will receive a slice of tart… just kidding:
honey+lavender+shortbread+lemon = ??
I’m a softie, I’ll give you the answer: palatable awesomeness! Oh wait, this is a two part answer, it also equals Lemon Bar Tart with a Honey & Lavender Shortbread Crust.
A mouthful, I know – my apologies.
Now, are you jumping up and down, too?
I’m not going to say any more as I want you to make this yourself and then you too can experience childlike levels of excitement.
Cottura Felice and a very happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there; especially mine!
The lowdown: This Lemon Bar Tart begins with a shortbread crust infused with a hint of lavender and made sweet with a touch of honey. The crust is then filled using my favorite lemon bar recipe that my sister makes – not often enough – and originally came from Eats Well With Others. All of these flavors combine to make a beautiful harmony of lavender honey lemon deliciousness.