Would you believe I am a little nervous about making food for other people. You would think I would thrive in cooking for others but it leaves me with sweaty palms and a jitter in my eye. Well maybe I'm not quite that bad. I am fine cooking for immediately family because they'll happily vocalise if something isn't right. I am fine with that. It's when manners come into play and you're not quite sure if your offerings have gone down that well with your guests. I want people to like my food and to enjoy it. Isn't that the pleasure in preparing and cooking a meal. Knowing your guests (or fussy toddler) has enjoyed your hard work slaving over the stove top. I'm still waiting for praise from the fussy toddler but we will wait a few more years before I grill him on his appreciation of what I put in front of him! ha.
So what does all the rambling above have to do with this tart. Well I was asked to make a dessert for an evening we had been invited over to some friends house for. Enter sweaty palms and jittery eye. You would think I would have numerous recipes in my head to make but when asked to make something I always end up agonizing and fretting over what to make. I then worry if my choice of recipe will be well received by everyone. I do need to realise not everyone will like what I make. We all have different taste and preferences. I might like vanilla and you might like chocolate. I need to be cool with that. Still coming to grips with that concept. Anyway back to the tart I decided to try and use what I had on hand and create something from that. We have an abundance of limes covering our lime tree at the moment and I had been craving some sort of lime tart. This tart had to fit a few allergy requirements such as dairy free and gluten free. I found a recipe by Karen Martini that looked really nice and decided to make it fit with my allergy requirements and what I had in the cupboard. One thing I will tell you this tart is to die for. Another thing I will tell you never ever make something you haven't made before for a special occasion. You will almost always have a failure... except with this tart. It's so easy to make.
So sweaty palms and jittery eye aside I think this tart was well received. Hubby and I enjoyed the few remaining pieces a couple of days later. I forgot to get a picture of the whole tart but managed to snaffle the remaining pieces to get a shot before they were demolished.
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