Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tarte Flambee ( A French Tarte for IFC - 2)

IFC  or (International Food Challenge ) is an event started by  Sara  & Shobana  where every month we get to post recipes from a specific country .

For this month we were given some recipes from France . This Tarte that I have made is a French Alsacian dish. It is very easy to make though the process may look  a bit complicated and time consuming.

 This is a delicious savory tarte which was enjoyed by all of us .





Ingredients For the base : 

2 cups ...................wheat flour
2 tbsp.....................Maida
2 tbsp....................olive oil
salt
ice cold water


Method  for the base

Mix all ingredients except water very well.

Now add ice cold water and knead a  soft but stiff dough.

Plastic wrap the dough and keep it in fridge for an hour.


Ingredients For the sauce : 

4 tbsp ....................crumbles paneer
4 tbsp.....................sour cream ( or fresh cream)
4 tbsp....................cream cheese ( chenna in hindi)
4 tbsp....................milk
1/2 tsp..................pepper powder
1/2 tsp.................nutmeg powder

Make a sauce by grinding all the ingredients to form a smooth paste for 15 seconds .


To be spread on the top :

1 .........................large onion sliced
6 to 8 ....................mushrooms thinly sliced
200 gm ..................paneer ( cottage cheese ) sliced
1 cup....................shredded cheddar cheese

Saute the onions and mushrooms in 1 tbsp oil till raw smell disappears.




Assembling the Tarte :

Preheat the oven and grease the baking sheet.

Now take out the chilled and wrapped dough and keep it on the baking sheet.

Press the dough with your hands till it fills the greased sheet .



Form a slight border by pinching the edges upwards.

This ensures that the sauces do not spill out while baking.

You can also roll it in a thin rectangular shape.

Spread the sauce evenly on the base .



Sprinkle the sliced onions, mushrooms , sliced paneer and top with grated cheese.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes till the top becomes golden brown.

Cut in pieces and serve warm with ketchup.












8 comments:

  1. Beautiful tarte flambee, love to have a huge slice..

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  2. G'day! Love tarte flambee, true!
    Congrats in also completing this month's IFC challenge too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  3. wow wonderfully made tarte flambee :) looks super delicious dear !!

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  4. Love your tarte flambé nayana .. Healthy version with wheat .. Il say no to mushrooms and cottage cheese ..

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