Perfect Party Treat - Caramelized onion, Mushroom & tomato tart
So many people we meet in life, remain jut strangers due to their false images of aloofness and attitude. Only much later when we cross paths again, we realize what a fallacy that had been. Their simplicity and shyness was well guarded behind their tough exterior. Similarly so many experiences in life remain 'unlived', due to their sheer imagery of toughness. Sometimes we are lucky to demystify and learn the truth but most of the other times, it remains just that - a perception.
And just like a truth remains a truth in all situations, this theory applies in kitchen too. At least I have been victim of many such false notions. Thankfully many such baseless perceptions are being negated to become a simpler fare. Now enough of jargon and let me share my experience of exploring and achieving the flakiest, tastiest savory tart, something which was an unattainable target till some time ago.
I had been making pizza from scratch for a while now and I just knew that it was time to move to the much flaky savory tart, that I had been eyeing for quite some time. So when last week, I invited a few female friends of mine for lunch, I knew I could experiment to my heart's content. Out of the three girls, on is already a food blogger and second is about to start hers and third is also experimental in kitchen. So perfect guests for a food blogger, to try it out. And I did try with a menu of - marbled cake, tomato tart, spinach lasagna, fruit salad with toasted coconut and berry parfait. Yum!! And to my surprise the most dreaded was the most loved dish of the day. So had to share this recipe with you all.
Tomato Tart with caramelized onions & mushroom recipe:
Basic Tart Recipe
From Martha Stewart's Baking Bible
Makes 2 single crust 10 inch tart or 1 double crust pie
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, chilled
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 stick/ 1 cup unsalted butter, cut in cubes and chilled
1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water/ chilled water