So today was Zena’s birthday tea party, and I volunteered to bring a savoury quiche of some sort. I settled on Martha’s Caramelized Garlic Tart*. I used frozen puff pastry, but the rest was all from scratch. My tart pan isn’t as big as the one specified, so I actually made two smaller tarts (keeping the more rustic one pictured for the Snook). It involved three full heads of garlic, and we used the metal bowl trick to peel them in less than a minute. For the cheese, I used a goat’s chevre and then a normal gouda (since I couldn’t easily find goat’s gouda). I subbed in sour cream for the crÃ¨me fraÃ®che (because it’s the same thing for twice the price, Martha). The tart was a massive hit! Everybody loved it and asked for the recipe, so here I am blogging it. Definitely a lovely and not-too-difficult one for a brunch or party.
* Unbeknownst to me, the recipe wasn’t actually written by Martha. Instead it’s by chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who also came up with the beautiful caramel macadamia cheesecake that Miss Fee made for the party. Clearly, I need this dude’s cookbook.