Friday, October 8, 2010

FFWD: Mustard Tart

I joined the online cooking club, French Fridays with Dorie (FFWD). We are cooking our way through Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan. I am really excited about the book and the club - I love cooking homework and I am a bit of a Francophile. This week is week 2 of FFWD and we made the mustard tart.  (Week one was gruyere gougerers - which were phenomenal, but I did not have time to take pictures). I won't be posting FFWD recipes here, but I encourage everyone to buy or borrow a copy of this book -- its gorgeous.

The mustard tart is a bit like a quiche, but does not have any cheese. The custard is egg and creme fraiche based, with both dijon and stone ground mustard mixed in, along with steamed carrots and leeks. It was very tasty! Although I think a little cheese or perhaps more mustard would have given it the extra tang I was looking for.

As my husband said "mmmm mustardy, this needs a bratwurst."


  1. This looks beautiful, and it has mustard. Perfect.

  2. your crust looks sooo perfect.

  3. Looks great! I loved this recipe. I took Dorie's advice and tasted the custard before baking. I was glad I did, as I ended up adding more grainy mustard. It was perfect!

  4. Thanks Tia & gaarp! I used about 1/4 cup whole wheat flour and it turned out great.