Thursday, March 26, 2009

Not the Barefoot Blogger...Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart

Okay. So I'm not on the blogroll at Barefoot Blogging any longer, and I don't deserve to be...somehow, cooking what they were cooking WHEN they were cooking it has eluded me. So this is unofficial, unsanctioned Barefoot Blogging...but it was such a success it deserves a post.

The choice of the week is Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart in Puff Pastry from Ina Garten. I've had a recipe and a half of Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Pie Dough in my fridge for a few days and this seemed just right as a subsitution for the puff dough.

I rolled out the dough and lined 6 shallow ramekins with it--the kind usually used for creme brulee. Caramelize onion (black cast iron RULES for this). Sprinkle in grated parm. Top with herbed goat cheese (I stretched 4 ounces over 6 tarts). Top this with slices of the most beautifully ripened tomatoes (thank you, Florida!), then some very good EVOO (Badia a Coltibuono. I won't tell you how much I paid for this, but it is WORTH it)...Basil. Salt (once again, thank you Mark from The Meadow for my sampler of sel gris). Pepper. Top all this with shards of shaved parmesan. Bake until pastry is golden brown.

Things to note about this dinner:
1. This is beautiful.
2. This is delicious
3. My kids LOVED it.
4. DH decided to eat crap at a British pub instead of this...you know, because he had homemade pizza (also with tomato and cheese) the night before. Poor him, right?

A tart, salad and a glass of crisp white wine...Lovely dinner. Try it.

7 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your tarts look amazing. I'm going to have to make this.

Leslie said...

I hope I can remember this the next time I have leftover crust in the fridge. These look beautiful, and anyone who elects to eat pub food instead of these needs therapy.

Neecie said...

Those tarts are major food porn. In fact, I may be too excited to get through the evening without at least making a tomato salad. :)

Julie said...

Those are really beautiful tomatoes...where are you doing your shopping??

Babette said...

Hey, Julie--those were just from good old Publix! Thanks for stopping by, too...

Celia said...

Barb, these were fun, thank you! I made one last night.

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