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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My savage tart

As if it came from the woods, just a selection of mushrooms: Shiitake, Oyster, Enoki, Trumpet, White Beech... what ever you like. I also used Portobello mushrooms as part of the ingredients for the filling.

Line the shell with parchment papper and fill with dried beans or ceramic weight, to prevent shrinking or bubbling while baking. 

Ready to go to the oven, I arranged the mushrooms on the top, they were too beautiful to be hiding on the filling and I wanted to keep a organized wildness in the concept. 

Bake for about 25 minutes until golden brown and puffy.

I served it with a green salad and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Since I wanted something wild on my table and naive at the same time, here comes my savage tart.

Ingredients for the filling:
A variaty mix of mushrooms
2 Portobello mushrooms diced
1 small onion finely chopped
1 leek finely sliced
3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of Gruyere cheese grated
5 eggs
Olive oil (for sauté)
a pinch of salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg

Ingredients for pastry:
1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour sifted
8 tablespoons of unsalted butter chilled and cut into small cubes
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon of water

To make the dough: In a bowl combine the flour, salt and butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the water little by little and mix until the dough starts to come together into a ball. 

Flatten the ball into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured suface and line onto the pan pinching the base all over with a fork, and chill again for 15 minutes before baking.

Line the tart with parchment papper and fill with dried beans or weights, bake for about 20 minutes until the dough feels firm. Remove parchment paper and baking weights and return tart crust to the oven for about 10 minutes

For the filling:
In three separate batches keep the same large pan at low heat with a little olive oil, sauté the onion and leek until caramelized. Remove from pan and put to the side. Follow with a few drops of olive oil sauté the selection of mushrooms being careful turning them around without breaking them and toss with some of the caramelized onion and leek while cooking them (I want them to have flavour and to keep the shape intact, so they could be tasty and look nice at the top. Season with salt and pepper, remove from pan and continue to sauté the Portobello mushrooms with a little olive oil, remove from pan (I don't want them to be mushy so I drain them). Meanwhile, leave it on a colander so they could release the juices and squeeze all the moisture out before adding it to the mixture.

For the mixture:
In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. 
Add the caramelized onion and leek with the Portobello mushrooms.
Pour the mixture onto the tart crust and bake for about 25 minutes until golden brown and puffy.   

Great for a picnic! 

For a sumptuous breakfast, a chic brunch, making a hip lunch, and dinner al fresco...


Paula said...

Lola this looks SO delicious and beautiful! I'll give it a try soon ;)

Veronica Cervera said...

Lola, que hermosa. Debe estar deliciosa. Me encanta.

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Hola Lola, se ve muy rica! Me encantaron las primeras fotos rústicas. Un beso,

Unknown said...

Wow! Whenever I have a chance to grab whole of anything pastry with mushroom in the bakery, I will buy them in doubles or more. This looks delish Lola and I am sure it is, since I do love my mushrooms ;). xoxo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhh, I adore mushrooms! your tart looks ever so scrumptious.



Caroline Taylor said...

Absolutely stunning. I lvoe mushrooms so this sounds wonderful.

Debra Eliotseats said...

I think your tart looks very delicious and refined (not savage).

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, my! This is one magnificent tart! Love the variety of gorgeous mushrooms...mmmmmm.

Sandra said...

Oh Lola, this is mother of all savory tarts..I love mushrooms, and am mushroom fanatic so I would love to dig in this beautiful and tasty dish.
wonderful job! Now you got me hungry! :))
Have a lovely weekend!

RavieNomNoms said...

Oh my! That is a great looking tart! WOW

decocinasytacones said...

i love this tart Lola....I´ll say it again in capitals and in Spanish.

kankana said...

I love baking tarts at home specially the savory ones! This would be one of my fav with so many diff kind of mushrooms in it!

kankana said...

I love baking tarts at home specially the savory ones! This would be one of my fav with so many diff kind of mushrooms in it!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous mushrooms and I love the name Savange Tart!

Simply Life said...

oh I love that picture of all the mushrooms! how fun!

Simply Life said...

oh I love seeing all the different types of mushrooms! how fun!

lisa is cooking said...

Love the wild look of the mushrooms, and I bet the flavor was fantastic. Great-looking tart!

Catherine said...

Dear Lola, This tart looks beautiful and scrumptious. I would just love to have a slice of this right now! Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

Maggie said...

Oh my word!! This absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! I am amazed. Great job and looks delicious!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I'm a huge mushroom fan and this tart is totally calling my name. I might use pie sheet to make this. Gruyere with mushrooms.... I can't stop drooling now. Yum!!

LinsFood said...

What a scrumptious tart! I think mushrooms and pastry go so well together!

Rosita Vargas said...

Una receta sencilla rica adoro los hongos además fotos maravillosas y novedosas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Banana Wonder said...

So savage and so sexy! I am making this!