Friday, October 8, 2010

FF - Gerard's Mustard Tart


Today’s French Friday recipe is Gerard’s Mustard Tart. This is a leek and carrot tart with a custard filling with two types of mustard in it – Dijon mustard and wholegrain mustard. I always have both those mustards in the fridge and buy the Maille brand which is French. Maille mustards are fairly mild, so there wasn’t too much kick from the mustard.

I had some tomatoes at home, so substituted those for the carrots. Dorie’s recipe said to pour the custard into the tart shell and then arrange the vegetables on top. I did that, but if I was making the tart again, I would put the vegetables in and then pour the custard over the top. My leeks browned quite a lot and I think this was because I had more leek than I needed.

This was a yummy tart though. The home made shortcrust pastry is a winner and as we love mustard, the mustard filling was very yummy. See what the other FFwDers thought here.

5 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I like the idea of putting the veges in first - it wouldn't be as pretty, but you could put more veges in. I had a stack of veges left over which I just ate separately with another dinner. This really was delish!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

this tart looked so good to me! the only reason i didn't make it is that we have 3 TWD recipes in a row using pie crust. i'll have to revisit it later...

jillbert said...

Tomatoes would be tasty in this tart. I had the same problem with the leeks, so I agree it would work better to put the custard on top of the vegetables.

Heather B said...

I did the tomato version (which I loved) but I think if I had done the regular one, I'd prefer the veggies on bottom too. Your tart does look great with the veggies on top though!

Jencrafted said...

That's a beautiful tart. Agree, you can pack more veges if you add them before the custard. Great job!