Friday, October 8, 2010

{FFwD} Gerard's Mustard Tart

The next French Friday's with Dorie recipe was a savory tart. I realized part way through making the recipe that I didn't own a tart pan yet! So, as the dough chilled I ran to the store and bought one. When I got home I realized I bought an 11'' pan and the recipe calls for a 9'' pan. Since my Modern Baker group will do a section on savory tarts I checked that cookbook. It calls for an 11'' pan. So, I kept it and just stretched my dough thin in the tart pan.

The dough wasn't necessarily pretty and it wasn't until I poured the egg mixture into the pan that it occured to me why a strong crust side is important (yes, there were a number of wall breaches), but the crust tasted great! I can't wait to use it again.
The tart itself was pretty easy, except that I know very little about mustard. This recipe calls for two kinds of mustard. I bought dijon mustard, but I was stumped on the "grainy french mustard". You can't find this description on the label and I assumed Dorie didn't mean French's. There were a few mustards there might have fit the bill but they were quite expensive! In the end I used Dijon and a spicy brown mustard I already owned.
I liked the tart, but think I wold prefer the tomato-mustard tart. I sort of felt it was missing a little something and I'm not a huge mustard person so just mustard was a bit much for me. It got eaten up quickly.


  1. love the rustic look. it looks delicious, great job! Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

  2. Nice job! I, too, had an 11-inch tart pan I had purchased for the Modern Baker Challenge, so I had to roll the dough out really far. But it worked fine.

    I found Maille mustard at Wold Market. It's worth hunting for, as it's really delicious.

  3. Looks delicious!I want to try it with the carrots and leeks.

  4. Some how I have ended up with two tart pans in my cupboard, a 9 and 11 inch. I wanted to try to tomato one as well.

  5. I have the 11 inch pan as well and I have found that I need to increase the recipe for the dough...what I usually do (and I have no idea if this is correct or not, but it has worked out in my TWD recipes with Dorie's doughs)is make a triple recipe, use 1-1/2 for one tart, freezing the other 1-1/2 for the next tart and labeling it so for the freezer so it is there waiting for the next tart. Yours all looks wonderful. Yes, I am in this group, yes, I am behind, yes, I plan to catch up and make them all. At this point, I think that I am going to do one post on the last Friday with all four recipes. That's the plan anyway. We shall see.


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