Thursday, March 26, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

Edit: I knew there was a reason for the title of my blog. Everyone else seems to have mixed it up in one way or another. I stuck closer to the original recipe than most people, which is strange because I suck at following recipes. Go to the barefoot bloggers site (link below) to see what everyone else did.

This post is pretty incoherent. That's your warning. I started it and continued probably 3 different times and now I just want it up so I don't miss the posting date and I'm tired of writing. Your fault for reading it. Don't blame me.

The second recipe of this month for the Barefoot Bloggers was Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart. It was chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry. I actually made it last weekend though I almost forgot to finish my post!

I opted to make it into square pastries. Who cuts out circles and throws away those scraps of puff pastry? It would have been throwing out half of it! I cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 squares and then did everything like in the recipe. Then when they came out I cut each square into 4 again so that I had nice bite size pieces. Besides which I like squares.

Apparently I've become really sensitive to certain flavors. I used a total of about 5 oz of goat cheese for the 8 tarts and I found it a little strong but other than that these are easy and tasty. But I seem to always think there is too much goat cheese whenever I get anything with goat cheese at a restaurant so I guess it's probably me and not the recipe. Though after it cooled and it was close to room temp the goat cheese did not seem so overwhelming.

These were incredibly popular at work. I know, no kidding, guys prefer savory to sweet but whatever. I like sweet. Though these were good too. And the onions gave it lots of sweetness.

I would chop the onion next time rather than just thin strips. I ended up with some stringiness in the onions which made serving them slightly difficult. Some people might say that's operator error but whatever.


8 comments:

thymefornourishment said...

I love the square idea! I have you beat in the boring department though, I don't think I changed a thing.

Lisa said...

The square idea seriously can't be beat. It pained me to throw away perfectly good puff pastry. And I almost think the squares are more 'tres chic' than the circles. They give it a very modern hip feel. Fabulous job!!

A. Fiercehair said...

mmm... those look tasty. I should check out this Barefoot Contessa cookbook, but honestly, the Contessa gets on my nerves a bit with the breathy talking. Her recipes look fantastic, but her show puts me to sleep. :)

Karen said...

I'm a rule follower, and almost always go by the recipe, just like I did with these, only I halved it. They were so fabulous!
I will cut squares like you did next time, but I didn't throw away my scraps, just baked them beside my tarts and ate them later.

Suzie said...

Yours look scrumptious - and good for you going for squares. Definitely makes good sense.

Amanda said...

I think they moved all the DB reveals to the 27th of the month when they started the new Daring Kitchen site.

I'm looking forward to reading about your lasagne. :)

Judy said...

I'm also looking forward to seeing your lasagna. They did change the posting date to the 27th:

CHANGE IN POSTING DATE TO MARCH 27TH - BUT DON'T WORRY IF YOU POST ON THE 29TH WE WILL STILL LOVE YA!

Zaara said...

Very smart with the squares. It should be a punishable crime to throw puff pastry away....