I put all of my recipes through a test. It's a ridiculous test with even more ridiculous criteria but, consciously or unconsciously, every recipe on this website has been sent through it. This lemon chocolate tart was the first and only to pass this test.
Only one recipe passed? I imagine you must be thinking. What could this test possibly be?
This serious test is to find the recipe, the first recipe, that makes Foreigner's I Want To Know What Love Is play out in my head. When I took my first bite of this tart, I swear this classic melody was playing in my mind. This tart is love. Oh, you know the words.
I'm going to take a little time
A little time to let this sink in
I will covet this sweet tart
Now that heaven has finally found me
In my life, there's been heartburn and shame
I don't know if I can face a failed recipe again
Can't stop swooning now, I've searched so long
To find this perfect bite.
I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
I want to taste what love is
I know you can show me
Well, at least that's how the sultry tones of Lou Gramm sounded in my head.
I've been searching high and low for a tart like this. The flavors meld so wonderfully together you will think it came straight from above. The shell is soft and sweet, with almond tones, and crumbles perfectly in your mouth like a shortbread cookie. Lemon and chocolate may be unusual flavors to pair together, but they are so delicious when you do. I used this homemade meyer lemon curd which, in my biased opinion, made this tart even sweeter.
Try this tart. Do it. Try it so Lou Gramm will sing to you too.