One of the things I love about the Food Matters Project is how you can adapt the recipes and make them your own. This weeks focus was on tomatoes, but here in DC they are not yet in season. So I pondered how we could make changes to the recipe (from other bloggers, and Pinterest!).
This weeks recipe was chosen by Nicole, from The Giving Table. Nicole’s previous blog, Cooking After Five, was one of the first that I ever read. Although Cooking After Five has been archived, she now focuses on The Giving Table and Eat This Poem. She has a wonderful voice and inspiring recipes. Most of all, she encourages her readers to stay informed on sustainable farming, healthy eating, food policy and hunger. Finally, her beautiful pictures are not to be missed!
In this recipe Mark Bittman suggested to roast tomatoes, and then add a topping of bread crumbs, rolled oats and cheese. I will definitely have to try this recipe, although it might have to wait a couple more weeks. I still wanted to do something with tomatoes- we bought some greenhouse grown Farmer’s Market grape tomatoes. So a tart became my inspiration, we could still have the baked tomato, along with some cheesey flavor.
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
½ stick of butter
2-3 tbsp cold water.
3/4 cup chopped Brie cheese
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped leeks
1 jalapeño, minced (optional)
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Combine the flour, butter and salt in a food processor. While it’s mixing the ingredients, slowly add water by the tablespoon. Once it starts forming a ball, do not add any more water. Place it in parchment paper and keep it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
When the dough is ready, roll it out on a floured surface. Once it’s the size of your baking dish, place it gently inside.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Chop or break apart the brie cheese, sprinkle it onto the tart crust.
In a bowl mix together garlic, leeks, eggs, jalapeño, whipping cream, salt and pepper. Once it’s all mixed together, pour over the brie cheese into the tart. Sprinkle tomatoes on top.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top of the tart is lightly browned.