Normally when it comes to dessert I veer straight for the chocolate, and usually have trouble sharing with my husband. It’s safe to say I have a bonafide sweet tooth, in fact it might be one of my defining qualities as a human. But when I tasted my mother-in-law’s homemade lemon curd tart made with the lemons from her orchard—also where we had our wedding—I literally couldn’t contain myself it was so good. Move aside chocolate. I asked for the recipe and now order it (and sometimes make it) any chance I get, especially on a sunny day.
Elin has become quite the sous chef these days, especially when it comes to baking. Sure it gets a little messy but we have tons of fun and she loves measuring all the ingredients. We made the famous lemon curd tart recently and I was reminded how crazy good it really is. Also, a little tip, save any extra curd and add it to pancakes or toast in the morning—a seriously decadent way to start your day.
On me: Doên dress, Valia Gabriel sandals, Gladys Tamez hat. On Elin: Bonton dress, Saltwater sandals.
Making your own crust is always a good idea if you have the time—this is a great recipe. My sous chef also likes to be the official taste-tester. Sampling some curd in the sunshine while we waited for the tart to cool.
Photography by Arna