May 30, 2007

Ok, I Think This Might Be It

I'm happy with the results of all the template tweaking I've done today. The picture is one I took with my sister in Paris and I think it really captures a feeling of France. Originally I had some trouble getting it to fit into the header and even had some help from "the expert" (merci Zach!)

Tonight I've made one of my favorite dishes. It is adapted from a recipe in Susan Herrmann Loomis's French Farmhouse Cookbook.
She makes her own tart shell, but I buy pre-made pâte brisée at the store to save time.

Pizza Tart

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1, 10½ inch tart shell, pre-baked
  • 6 ounces Gruyère cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Spread the mustard evenly over the bottom of the pre-baked tart shell
  3. Top with the cheese slices then sprinkle with the garlic
  4. Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer evenly over the cheese
  5. Place in the middle of the oven and bake about 40 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the tomatoes have cooked through and are nice and tender
  6. Remove from the oven and drizzle the olive oil over the top
  7. Serve immediately
Makes 4-6 main course servings or 6-8 appetizer servings

One note: If using a metal tart pan, put it on a baking sheet before placing in the oven to keep the bottom from overcooking. Pin It


Gary said...

I like the template revision...Looks great! And I love the pic you picked.

Loulou said...

Merci Gary!
Hope you two are well and enjoying the beginning of summer.
Will I see you for Mardi Gras in Feb?

Donna said...

I love your new header! It looks very professional.

Riana said...

ohhhhh this looks great!!! did you get photoshop too btw? thanks for the bday card, it was funny!

sgazzetti said...

I was a little thrown off at first by the new look (is this the same place...?) but I really like how it looks.

We make pizza every Friday night, as a sort of family ritual, and we'll have to give this version a try. Thanks for posting it!

sablonneuse said...

Just discovered your site. The recipe looks delicious so I'm going to try it.
There was a cheese fair here (Ardennes) a while ago but they were also selling all sorts of other goodies.

katiez said...

Great photo - you're right - that's Paris!
Live the tart as well. Now I just have to wait for my tomatoes....

Loulou said...

thanks! It took some time, believe me!

no photoshop, just Blogger allowing photos to be put in the header and me fiddling with HTML
Hope you had a nice birthday!

I know, completely different, huh? Let me know how the pizza turns out

a cheese fair, now cool! Thanks for saying hi

will we ever get tomatoes with this cool weather??? my plants are still quite tiny

Sister said...

Sis -- love the picture. That lovely hand could belong to a professional INTERNATIONAL hand model. Try to find her some work.

Loulou said...

yes, look at those beautiful fingertips and well manicured fingernails. I know these hands could be famous!