Haha...who would've thought there were any (perks). But there are. First of all I have my family to cook for, two parents and three brothers living at home means I eat a lot less of what I make. I have a kitchen with a KitchenAid, cake pans, cookie sheets, flour, spatulas, sugar, and more to work with. That mean no getting through half a recipe and realizing I have to walk all the way to Shaws just to pick up something that I know I would have had if I was still living at home. It is nice. As for being unemployed...I have all the time in the world to bake and make. Although I have no money, I do live at home so I have no rent to pay and best of all...I have a MOM!!! Which is better than a bank. So today I decided to go easy on the bank of mom and figure something out with what I had at home.
They say if life hands you lemons, make lemonade. I say if life hands you lemons, make lemon curd! Lemon curd is a dream come true. The funny thing is, up until...I worked at Flour Bakery+Cafe I had no idea what the stuff was. I had no idea that my favorite cheesecake in the whole entire world, lemon cheesecake, was made with lemon curd! So what I did today was recreate the tart I made Monday. But I replaced the apples with a layer of lemon curd. The recipe for the lemon curd can be found on one of my new favorite resources Joy of Baking.
The final product, was good. I think I should have thinned out the crust on the bottom, and made a higher crust around the tart. The tart could have also stayed in the oven a little longer, but I will remember that next time.
Personally I enjoyed the lemon curd cream cheese tart more than the apple, but my family didn't seem to matter either way, as long as they got their dessert.