Savory Tartelettes: In The Kitchen At Design*Sponge

Friday, February 27, 2009

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I live for the little things in life, the simple and little things that are enough to make us happy and brighten our day. Being contacted by Kristina, one of the editors of Design*Sponge was definitely one of them. I think I read her email about four times saying out loud "You would like to do a "In The Kitchen" feature with me?", "vraiment?", really? I love Design*Sponge, I love the articles, the features, the styles. I have discovered so many great talents and artists that I felt a little very nervous participating.



Kristina asked if I could create something savory for the feature, to give their readers a bit of a change. Hmmmm....even if you are new here, it won't take long to notice that there is not one bit of savory on this blog...It's pastry, pastry and more pastry. It took about five seconds for me to decide I was going to make: savory tartelettes! After the initial nervousness disappeared, I did start to look forward to baking and photographing a savory item. I know, I know...I made tartelettes....What can I say? Can't help it!! These bacon, green onions and parsley tarts filled the house with the wonderful aromas of my childhood and my home back in France.

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One thing that we love to make in my family as an easy and casual meal is a savory tart or quiche with a side salad or soup. It was our Saturday night dinner growing up and still is, even though I am miles away from my family. The crust and the egg filling are simply a springboard for all your favorite ingredients and spices. We enjoy variations like salmon, dill and leeks, chicken, oregano and fresh tomatoes, sausage, rosemary and spinach….the possibilities are quite endless once you let your taste buds allow the ingredients to come together.

The tarts were so good that I am making another batch for Sunday night as my parents arrive from France and will be with us through March! I am so excited I can't hardly contain myself!! Maybe I can coax my mom into guest blogging, what do you think?

You can check out the rest of the feature by following this link. A big "Thank you!" to Kristina and Design*Sponge for this wonderful opportunity. I had a great time!

Savory Tartelettes


Bacon, Onion and Parsley Tartelettes Recipe:

Makes six 3-inch tartlets or one 9-inch tart

Crust:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
5 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into small slices
3 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water
Mix together the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture forms pea-sized pieces. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of water over the flour mixture and toss with fork until moistened. Repeat with the remaining water, one tablespoon at a time and gather the dough into a ball with your hand. Do not handle the dough too long. Wrap into a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This will allow the dough to relax and make it easier to roll, keeping it from becoming tough. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface, applying pressure from the center to the edges until it is about 12 inches in diameter. Cut out six 4 inch circles onto the dough and press them into the tartlet pans (or one 9 inch pan if making a larger tart). Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

Filling:
6 slices bacon
4 stalks green onion, sliced, white and green parts included
1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 ½ cups milk
Pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium sauté pan set over medium heat, cook the bacon slices until crispy brown. Drain them on a paper towel. Crumble them and set aside. Wipe the pan of the bacon dripping with a paper towel and place it back over medium heat and cook the green onion for a couple of minutes, just to take the raw edge off. Divide the bacon, onion and parsley evenly among the tartlets and place them on a baking sheet.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper until combined and slowly pour the mixture over the tartlets. Divide the cheese evenly in between the tarts and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Individual sizes bake faster than a whole pie so keep an eye on them after 20 minutes. Let cool before unmolding and serving.
These are best at room temperature with a salad and a simple vinaigrette.

58 comments:

Aran said...

so beautiful helen... a big congrats my dear!!

CT said...

Perfect timing! I was thinking about making a quiche for dinner tonight, and this just made it happen!

VeggieGirl said...

So lovely!! Congratulations on the feature!!

Holly said...

Those tarts look beautiful. Very nice pictures. That is my kind of meal.

rena said...

Your photos are just mouthwatering!

Phoo-D said...

Congratualtions - that is the big time! These savory bites look fantastic. And we would love to hear from your Mom-tell her she has eager readers waiting =).
Phoo-D
P.S. Thanks for stopping by the other day - do come by again!

lynda said...

I will be making these soon! My kids adore savory tarts/quiche. I am so happy you got invited to do a spot on someone else's site. Your work deserves all the recognition it gets, and that you sound so nice makes me even happier for you! Can't wait for that book!

Irene said...

Oooh yes, that is my favorite kind of dinner! And what a fabulous combination, mmmmm... I would love to read a mom-Tartelette post!

Snooky doodle said...

what nice and delicious tarts. I ve never been keen on making tarts just enjoyed eating them but recently I m experimenting and really enjoy making them, i m sure i ll find some delicious tarts in your blog you re tartlette after all :) this one is a nice recipe!

jillian said...

I love these savory tarts! This with salad sounds like a perfect dinner. Congrats on the feature!

Dragana said...

A classic savory combination! I am looking forward to your mother's post and I would like to know how you STAY SO SLIM???

Hayley said...

Congratulations! What an honor, and you definitely deserve any success that comes your way. I would love a guest post from your mom, so I'll be on the look out.

sefa firdaus said...

Congratulations Helen!

Come to think of it, you haven't post any savory dish in your blog.. glad that now you post one.

unconfidentialcook said...

These look/sound wonderful. My daughter loves quiche, her favorite of all the school lunches I pack, and will love making these beautiful tarts. Thank you, and congratulations!

The Clever Pup said...

What fun!!! It couldn't have happened to a nicer baker.

cindy : quaint said...

congrats, helen! it was so nice to see your pretty face. the tartelette is pretty delicious-looking, too ;).

Sara-Jayne said...

Mmmmmmm...now I definitely have a reason to get individual tartlet pans!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

That looks fantastic! It's nice to see something savoury for a change (not that there's anything wrong with dessert all the time:-). I actually just posted a bacon recipe that was inspired by one of your posts earlier this year:-)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Mom guest blog!!!
Mom guest blog!!! YES YES ;0)
Love the tartelettes!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's great! Your spring-like pictures are fabulous and these tartlets look delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Ah, savory tarts - great idea and I have the small tart pans too. You make it look so easy with your great photos. Thanks.
Sam

Mallory Elise said...

Helen doing savory, c'est quoi? hehe.

felicitations for the big feature! hey i have something exciting i wanted to tell you too--i am an editorial assistant at a local food and wine magazine, haha! i get paid to write their blogs and visit new restaurants and take photos, its only a job until i graduate i suppose in a couple months, but one step in the right direction toward Gourmet Mag eh!

cindy* said...

gorgeous helen! these sort of quiche or tartlettes are one of my very favorite things to eat.

and congrats on the 'in the kitchen' feature...nice!

Bea said...

Congratulations, Helen! The tartelletes look so good, I might try the recipe tomorrow... I'm glad to hear your parents are visiting you this month... and thrilled to have your mom blogging :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You do savory as brilliantly as you do sweets! You are indeed multi talented!
Congratulations on the feature! I love Design Sponge too!

Jolene

Vanille said...

Félicitations pour cette contribution à D*Sponge ! Ces photos respirent la fraîcheur et le printemps !

Hannah said...

Congratulations on being featured! You absolutely deserve it, and everything here looks so bright, inviting, and delicious. Your recipes are always a breath of fresh air, even in the midst of this stale old winter. :)

Jen Yu said...

Yay! A savory tartelette (jumping for joy!). You make all food gorgeous, my dear. And I am so proud of you for your spot on DS, but I must admit that I am not surprised one bit (my question: what took them so long?!) :) yippeee!!! *clapping hands and dancing around*

Dana McCauley said...

Good for you!

Nice work on the styling for the salad - very fresh and pretty.

Lori said...

I would love to here what your Mom has to say! Bring her on. SO excited for you. Nothing like family coming to stay when you miss them so!

Beautiful tartelettes. We had a crustless quiche tonite. It is a nice meal!

Congrats on your feature for Design Sponge.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Congratulations! Those turned out beautiful.

Elyse said...

Congrats on that great honor! Looks like you did the feature proud. Those savory tartelettes look delicious!

Jen said...

Congratulations! The Design*Sponge "In the Kitchen with..." feature is just golden. Yours is no exception! Really beautiful photography and enticing recipe.

Char said...

so gorgeous and so yummy!!! yay for your parents visiting - I know you will have the most wonderful time.

Jane said...

beautiful tartelette. i just made a quiche lorraine too. :)

chuck said...

Lovely tarts and your photos are beautiful. I bet they taste as good as they look too!

Cakebrain said...

I love savoury tarts! It can't get any better when bacon's involved! My favourite lunch is quiche, but this is way nicer because they're individual portions! Gorgeous!

Marija said...

Congratulations!

It's great you made savory tarts :)

MeetaK said...

congrats helen! but i am bookmarking this post because it's probably the milestone of the year - a savory recipe on tartelette!! hugs!

Chez US said...

Congrats Helen! Wonderful news as well I am so happy to see some savory done by the Tartelette. We love simply tarts such as this for dinner, served with a simple salad.

Angela @ A Spoonful of Sugar said...

It's so good to see you doing savoury, Helen. I've always wondered what it would be like, and now I know!

Lovely little tartlettes, and I like that they use milk rather than cream :)

Ash said...

These photo's here are amazing! Love the little tarts!

Deborah said...

Congratulations!! And it's good to see what you would have for dinner - these look wonderful!

Lisa said...

Tartelette,
This summer I would love it if you would be my guest at Cooking Class, at The Lisa Porter Collection. I want to do a post about homemade icecream and your looks incredible.
All the best,
Lisa

Giff said...

yes I love that design blog as well. That must have been fun. Lovely pictures and recipe as *always* :D

Bridget said...

Those sound wonderful...and the pictures are gorgeous!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Looks lovely! I adore the use of parsley here...I always like to have a little vegetable in a meat and cheese tart, and parsley is such a wonderful but terribly underused option!

Cathy said...

These little tarts are mouthwatering good. All your photos are recipes are inspirations. I just love your blog.

And thanks for stopping by for a visit. It was great to hear from you.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I knew that you had hundreds of talents and making savory food is one of them, darling! This is so exciting (I love Design Sponge) - they could not have chosen a better blogger to be featured there!
xx

Abby said...

Oh, Helene, how wonderful! I also love Design*Sponge. How awesome for them to contact you. Congrats!

Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

so beautiful, and they sound delicious. I think you'd better go back to all-sweets, though, or the rest of us won't have any reason to blog :D

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Cheryl said...

Hello!
Thank you so much for sharing your delightful recipe. I tried it 2 days ago and it was a hit.

Sincerely,
Cheryl

Mad Baker said...

I'm completely inspired to bake these tarts this weekend, Helen. These and the chocolate mudcake cookies. =P

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Anonymous said...

These look fantastic! Instead of making my own pastry would ready rolled bought puff pastry work for this recipe?

Susan said...

This recipe worked beautifully and it was yummy to boot.

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