Gin is an unusual spirit and it has never dominated the American market. In fact, it makes up less than 5% of all distilled spirits consumed in the United States. But, times are changing. There is growing interest in gin, with dramatic increases in the amount of gin imported from Britain. At the same time, […]
Few dessert items are more elegant in my opinion than a classic French-style lemon tart. Here I have called for you to purchase pre-baked pastry crusts, any of your preference, in order to save time. But of course if you have the resources at hand it is worth it to make your own pastry crust.
The Basil-Gin Granita is a delightful and easy way to make something frozen that is less labor-intensive than an ice cream. Feel free to experiment with different summer herbs of your choosing– tarragon or cilantro would both complement the lemon tart here very nicely!
The lemon curd recipe calls for a bit of olive oil, and it is extra important that it be very high quality so that the bright fresh flavor comes through and accents the citrusy lemon. Cheap olive oil is often cut with less flavorful oils such as canola, and can leave a bitter or acrid flavor in something as delicate as a lemon curd. Plus in the end you can use it as a garnish, and later for salad dressings.