Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday lunch: Vegetable tarte

This week's been all rainy and gloomy here, but we did get some sunshine last weekend. I was reading voraciously Peter Mayle's "One Year in Provence" then (loved it!) and after drooling over the French cuisine in the book, I decided to prepare something delicious and summery for myself :) Here's the vegetable tarte I came up with:

Here's how to make it:

150 grams flour
100 grams unsalted butter
a bit of cold water
400 grams assorted vegetables (I used carrots, cauliflower and broccoli)
1 egg
1/2 cup cream
herbs and spices

Mix flour, butter, a pinch of salt and (if needed) a tad of cold water together and put the finished dough in the fridge for 30 mins. Once cooled, spread it on the bottom of a baking tin, make little marks with a fork to prevent it from rising, and pop it into oven preheated to 200 celsius until it becomes golden. In the meanwhile, steam the veggies and prepare the sauce by whisking an egg with cream and adding your favorite spices (I added some oregano, powdered garlic, salt and pepper).

When the tarte is ready, put the vegetables on top, pour the sauce over them and pop into oven for additional 20-30 minutes; the sauce should become solid and golden on top and the veggies cook a bit more. A table!

I love all sorts of tartes, both with fruit for dessert and with veg for lunch. Give them a whirl, they're almost fool-proof and sooo tasty! What's your favorite recipe at the moment? xxx


  1. Mmmmmmmm! This looks and sounds yummy!! Thank you for sharing.

    My favourite recipe at the moment is probably the White Chocolate and Almond cake Im planning to bake next weekend. I'm salivating already!


  2. @Nat: Yes, I'm loving veggies at the moment, I could skip meat altogether! x

    @loveaudrey: Yum yum, you have to share it with us, I love your baking posts! xxx