Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lavender-Lemon-Blackberry Tart

Last week I went to a dinner party where I was asked to bring dessert. My friend made a 40 cloves of garlic chicken recipe with chicken from the CSA in town. Other people brought roasted root vegetables and carrots roasted with tons of garlic, butter, and cream. The dessert I brought held bright spring flavors and unusual ingredients that came together as a deliciously refreshing dessert.

I had made a tart like this a few years ago when a friend sent me lavender from the Sequim Lavender Festival. The recipe I used this time is adapted from Tyler Florence's Blueberry-Lemon Tart. Rather than the pint of blueberries, I used blackberries and to the lemon custard I added about two tablespoons of dried lavender. I was afraid I put WAY too much lavender-but it ended up being the perfect amount. I think the tart tasted better the next day after being refridgerated and with all of the flavors fully married. On a hot day, a piece of this tart would make a perfect afternoon treat.


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Nanc said...

Nice to see you blogging again! The tart sounds wonderful!

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