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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is hosted by, Bridget of the blog, The Way the Cookie Crumbles. Bridget chose Dorie’s recipe for Lemon Cup Custard. At first this sounded amazing to me as I am a lover of all things lemon, but after I headed over to the P&Q I was contemplating sitting this week out. Some of the TwD members said that this was really “eggy” I am not a huge fan of eggy desserts and flan has only crossed my lips once. I do however love creme brulee and this recipe seemed similar, so I figured I would simply cut it in half and go with it! This recipe could not be easier and the lemon aroma was simply intoxicating. I did add the zest from a whole lemon to the halved recipe along with 1/8 teaspoon of pure lemon extract. The end result? I would definitely file this under “eggy“…I did not love it; honestly, I did not even like it, but I am glad I made it! That is what TwD is all about for me, trying things I typically would not, even if they wind up in the trash instead of our bellies! I am sure some custard lovers would swoon over this dessert…so try it for yourself and let your taste buds do the talking!
For the recipe head over to Bridget’s blog or turn to page 387 in Dorie’s Book. You can also check out more variations of this custard by visiting the TwD blogroll.

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  1. Engineer Baker says:

    I love your attitude – more people need to have that outlook on baking things for this group (myself included…). It looks absolutely gorgeous!

  2. TeaLady says:

    Beautiful pics. Love the dish! Glad you at least tried it. You have to really like custard to like this one.

  3. Sharona May says:

    I love lemon desserts. I know most people like chocolate but I am a fan of the lemon flavor.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  4. Teanna says:

    I am sorry you didn’t like it! It does look absolutely beautiful, though!

  5. Jayne says:

    Beautiful photos – I love your custard cups. Sorry you didn’t like it, but I agree – that’s what TwD is about – trying things you might not try otherwise. Great job!

  6. Pamela says:

    Sorry you didn’t like it. I didn’t even try it. Those pictures are absolutely beautiful, too!