Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Vegetable Tart

Summer, summer, summer.  Dinner on the porch.  Cool rose' on ice. This summer vegetable tart fits in beautifully to this scene.  Light but substantial.

The crust is made with phyllo dough, piled on in layers with butter and cracker pepper.  This is then pre-baked while the vegetables are lightly sautéed.   Once the vegetables are done they are lightly tossed with (a lot) of goat cheese and then dumped into the phyllo shell.  The original recipe as written in the Baking with Julia book instructs us to use peppers and mushrooms, which is what I did,  but I can imagine this could be filled with many combinations of summer (and winter) vegetables.

I have a bumper crop of green beans and patty pan squash arriving in my garden right now, and I am imagining another rendition of this tart, but I must say I think I may go back to the galette dough for the base.  The phyllo was fun to try this time, but it is a bit more time consuming, and I enjoy its texture less than the galette dough.

This blog is part of the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group.

Here is Rhiannon enjoying some summer fun.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Baked Yogurt Tart

I am not sure what to write about this recipe from the Tuesdays with Dorie/ Baking with Julia group.  I liked it's simplicity and lightness.  I disliked how underwhelming its flavor was.  And this has nothing to do with the berries, because the berries in Oregon are incredibly insane right now.

Maybe it could use more berries.  Maybe it's because I really just wanted a berry pie to eat those berries, not a baked yogurt filled pie shell with a smattering of berries.

As far as the recipe goes, it is simple.  Start with pre baking a piecrust (mine fell, as you can see), then fill it with a yogurt, flour, eggs, vanilla and sugar mixture.  Top this with berries and some chopped almonds (missing from the picture as I added these after the baking process to avoid burning them).  Bake it all and it's done.  I did bake mine longer than the recipe states, and I still could not imagine flipping this one over (as instructed) as it's center was still a bit loose.  (I would curious to hear if anyone successfully flipped theirs.)

For others stories and pics, see the link above.

Rhiannon camping...