Friday, 8 October 2010
Break out the black berets and strings of garlic. It's French Fridays with Dorie day today. That fun cooking club created around the release of Dorie Greenspan's newest book, entitled Around My French Table. Each Friday we in unison cook the same recipe from the book!
I love this book! What Dorie did for baking with her Baking, From My Home to Yours (which was a phenomenal book by the way) Dorie has now done for French cooking. It's a beautiful book, just filled to overflowing with user friendly recipes!
This is The English Kitchen I know, but I hope that you will forgive me if on Fridays I break out of the mold a bit and cook a little French.
C'est si bon!
This week's recipe was Gerard's Mustard Tart, chosen by Dorie herself for us to cook. What a fabulous tart this is! Eazy Peazy! A crisp delectable pastry filled with vegs and a lovely mustard cream. In the book, Dorie has done hers with carrots and leek, which I am sure are fabulous! But as you know I can't leave well enough alone and the tomatoes are bursting with ripeness in my garden, needing to be used up.
So I did mine with ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges and I also did individual tartlettes instead of one big one. They were very cute. They were very scrummy. That mustard cream filling is to die for. I think it would go with just about any vegetable. Easy. Delicious. Right up my alley. I can't give you the recipe though . . . You'll just have to buy the book! Come on, you know you want to!
Labels: French Fridays