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Friday, August 29, 2014

Gerard's Mustard Tart

Since mushrooms do not go over well in my house, I decided to do a make-up for French Fridays with Dorie.  I have seen many rave reviews about Gerard's Mustard Tart (page 154) so I decided to make that.
This was delicious.  Dorie's tart dough is fool proof and I like her ratio of ingredients.  I did my best trying to matchstick my vegetables.  I ended up with too many vegetables and I was not able to fit them all in. I enjoyed this but I liked quiche maraichere slightly better.  I agreed with other Doristas that the leeks cut in matchsticks made them a bit stringy and hard to eat.  I would also dice them next time.

If you would like to see how others liked Gerard's Mustard Tart go here.
If you would like the recipe for chanterelles with Napa and nuts go here.

These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. 

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, I LOVED the mustard tart. Though, I admittedly never made the original version but instead have always used her Bonne Idee to use fresh tomatoes. I think it makes the prep a bit easier because you just slice a few tomatoes in half and go. So good. I need to make it again soon.

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  2. It's fun to be reminded of some of our earliest FFwD recipes :) I think I need to try the tomato version!

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  3. I really liked this tart too. I like the idea of dicing the leeks - getting them into thin slices was a challenge.

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  4. Believe it or not, I have never made this tart. The Doristas made this before I joined and I remember that someone really, really didn't like it. So, I've steered clearn. It's so pretty. I think I will pass on the leeks and go for the tomato version.

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  5. I loved this tart! It was a true winner in my house! I just saw Dories tomato version posted on FB. I’d love to give that one a try!

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  6. Delish!! I am so going to make the tomato version soon!

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  7. Good pick for a catchup dish - this one was delicious.

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  8. I Have this book, have not made this particular recipe yet. Gorgeous presentation!

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  9. Your tart looks just like the picture in the book. I think this is the recipe I've made the most times from this book. It's one of my favorites. I just tried it with tomatoes this week which was delicious!

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  10. Yours turned out beautifully! I like this recipe a lot. Everyone was surprised at how mellow and rich the mustard flavour was.

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