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Pâte Brisée from Michel Roux

For a tart, you need a tart shell and the question arises: what dough to use. For the Semi-Confit Cherry Tomato Tart I blogged two days ago, author Michel Roux of Pastry suggests this Pâte Brisée. This is a short pastry, so called because it does not contain any leavening agent that would make it…

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Semi-Confit Cherry Tomato Tart with Mustard Rice Base

There are moments in any marriage that linger in your memory forever. That first kiss, on a cold Boston night. That first real embrace, on her couch. That first night together, on new sheets. And then, of course, there is the first time I ate rice with Suzen. “What are you doing?” she asked me.…

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Honey Roasted Parsnip, Carrot and Shallot Tart from Home Grown Harvest

“You should try Home Grown Harvest, too,” the publicist for Ryland, Peters and Small said to me. She was being so cooperative and charming. I had called her to get some samples of baking books, books filled with warm, gooey, sugary things. And here she was telling me that I ought to consider vegetables. “Okay,”…

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Chile Potato Tart: Rich Tomato and Potato Flavors

Yes, that’s an empty tart shell, waiting to serve you. What you need is a delicious way to fill it to the brim. Here’s an elegant way to serve potatoes and tomatoes in a tart with with a crust that adds the flavor overtones of Parmesan and chili. “Tart” is, for me, a special word.…

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