May 232011
 
Hot Toddy Tart with a Tea Leaf Crust

I developed this recipe for a contest on Food52.com, (under my initial ¬†handle on that site, Srirachayeah, which I’ve since changed to IndieCulinary.)¬† The point of the contest was to develop a late-winter tart; I used tea leaves soaked in lemon juice, (as a quick approximation of a longer fermentation or pickling process), in the crust of my “Hot Toddy Tart,” to punch up the tea flavor. As I ruminated on the idea of a late-winter tart, my mind turned to seasonal fruits, and I thought of the trees in my neighborhood, still laden with lemons and oranges. Incorporating citrus […]