This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was one I’d been looking forward to for a while: Tomato Tart with Mustard and Ricotta. Basically some of my favourite things (flaky buttery pastry, oven roasted tomatoes, mustard, creamy custard and ricotta) all rolled into one beautiful package (with a bit of spinach in there for good measure!).
It comes together pretty easily – you can do most (if not all) of the steps in advance and you can make the pastry shell the day before and prepare the components earlier in the day you will bake it. Easy peasy, right?
Well.. yes and no. If you look at the photo in the book, it most definitely is gorgeous. It is also most definitely not a finished version of the tart (it’s all the components except the custard) so it’s a bit deceptive – I looked at it and thought it was a regular tomato mustard tart (like this) with a bit of greens and some ricotta – a fresh tart, perfect for summer. Then I read the recipe and saw the quiche-like custard. Hmm… Ok. Not a bad thing but not what the photo leads you to believe you are making!
But I LOVED the look of this photo and was like “I’m going to try to make my unbaked tart look this pretty”. And I was so focussed on that, I forgot the mustard in the custard. Hmm…
I’ll be making this again. AVEC mustard. It’s the perfect summer tart – a light lunch or even cut into smaller pieces, would be a great apéro snack. Colourful, delicious and simple, what more could you want?
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Tomato Tart with Mustard and Ricotta on page 48 of Everyday Dorie.
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