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Fig, Goat Cheese & Thyme Shortbreads

In breakfast, cookie, fruit, nuts on December 16, 2010 at 16:20

Week 42 | 12.16.2010

Wow, what an incredible outcome. This is an involved, multi-step pastry but much of it can be prepared in steps ahead of time. Figgy jam poached in wine and spices, sweetened goat cheese layer, herb-citrus shortbread and a nutty crumble topping. Too much? You might think so until taking a bite, and then another, and perhaps a tiny slice more.

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Croque Monsieur Tart

In cheese, savory, tart on June 2, 2010 at 10:29

Week 16 | 5.31.2010

It’s picnic time! The weather is beautiful and warm again, never a better time to be outdoors enjoying the sun.

Savory tarts make the perfect picnic food, an exciting alternative to a ham and cheese sandwich. But simple ham and cheese can also be wonderful! The Croque monsieur, French for “Mister Crunch?” is a hot sandwich of melted swiss cheese and ham.  I’ll be dressing it up a tiny bit more with a flaky crust and an eggy custard to hold together the bits of ham and cheese.

Let’s picnic!

Thursday

Gluten-free tart shell. It works? It works! Flaky, flavorful, buttery and tender. Gluten-free (baking) is the latest rage. A mix of half a dozen different flour alternatives – brown rice, quinoa, spelt, tapicoa, potato – mustard, eggs and herbs for flavor, and a good knob of trusty butter to keep it all together.

Cheese and ham speak for themselves.

* Where’s the picture? Ooops… Excitement + forgetfulness = no photo this week.

Gougères

In cheese, savory on May 10, 2010 at 20:19

Week 13 | 5.10.2010

It’s the last week of school. Ready, set, go! Bakery Bites, I’m ready to take you to another level…

I have received several more requests for savory bites since vols-au-vent week. Excellent. Savory pastries often means adding cheese. “Cheese Gromit! We’ll go somewhere where there’s cheese!” Read the rest of this entry »