We like bright summery desserts for bright summery picnics. There's really nothing like eating the sweet tartness of a lemon bar as summer draws to a close.
Our "go to" cookbook has been from Tartine Bakery. I have made a number of things out of this book and they have all - with the exception of an ill-fated genoise cake - turned out on the better side of exceptional.
There are recipes and then there are recipes. I don't know how long it took them to write this thing, but they basically take the keys to the Tartine kingdom and toss them in your lap. I can't say enough great things about this book. Get it now!
Before the leaves begin to fall we wanted to try the lemon bar recipe. It is considered bad form to eat lemon bars after Labor Day, right?
Here is a link to the recipe.