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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. Leslie says:

    Good for you for making it and being glad you did! I think it looks wonderful!

  2. Rachel says:

    even though you didn’t love it, it still looks great! oh well, there’s always next week…

  3. Jennifer says:

    I didn’t love it either, but that’s kind of what I, too, love about TWD. I tried something I might not normally have picked out and tasted something new.
    I love your photos!

  4. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    wow, what fantastic pictures! love the bowl and spoons! i felt the same way about these…glad i made them, but probably won’t again.

  5. vibi says:

    LOL LOL LOL I was waiting to put in my comment, and see if I was going to be redundant in writting how much I freak over the spoons! LOL but not so many mentionned them, so…

    Anywho, I’m sorry you didn’t them… it’s really too bad, because they look amazing and present very well too!

  6. doughmesstic says:

    what amazing photos! Can’t wait to see next week’s cake!

  7. kim says:

    sorry you ended up not liking it, but it looks great! love your custard cups and that crazy spoon :)

  8. Amy says:

    Beautiful pictures! The custard really looks delicious – too bad you weren’t a fan…I wasn’t either, but like you said, I was still glad I made it!


  9. Maria says:

    Gorgeous photos! At least it looks really pretty:)

  10. Ingrid says:

    Well that was a bummer but like you said you do it for the experience.

    I’m not fond of eggs but love flan, so I’d probably like this….send it my way.