Alsatian Tart, Ravine’s Wine Cellars(From Keuka Lake Food and Wine Tour Event: REVIEWED BELOW)
The pastry is a lazy girl’s version of Julia Child’s butter pastry recipe
1 and ¾ sticks unsalted butter, diced and frozen
2 cups flour
1 t salt
½ cup ice water (more if needed)
Mix flour & salt in a food processor, add frozen butter and pulse 3 times. Add ice water and turn on processor for approx. 7 seconds or when dough comes together as a clump on the blade. Remove and separate into 2 flat balls, working quickly so butter stays cold. Refrigerate for at least one hour before rolling.
Work quickly when rolling out the pastry so the butter stays cold and then put it back into the fridge until you are ready to fill it.
3 cups chopped sweet onion
½ pound bacon, diced* see note
½ cup cream
½ cup Swiss or gruyere cheese* see note
3 sprigs fresh thyme ( leaves only)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sauté onion until brown and sweet, season with s & p. and sauté bacon until crisp. Let both cool and then sprinkle at the bottom of a tart pan. Add grated cheese & thyme. Lastly, spoon on mixture of egg & cream seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme leaves. Put into the oven immediately so the pastry stays cold until it hits the hot oven. Bake at 450 degrees for appx. 20 mins. It pairs nicely with Ravines Dry Riesling. Lisa Hallgren, Ravines Wine CellarsCelia’s notes:
- I used 6 slices of apple smoked bacon which I first cooked in strips, drained on a paper towel, and then cut into pieces.
- I used a fondue mix of gruyere and ementhaller which was already shredded.
- I used a 9 inch removable rim tart pan and added ¼ cup of 1/ & ½ and some extra cheese to adequately fill the tart. You will have extra dough.
- To make sure the bottom crust is cooked, place the pan on the bottom rack of the oven.
- This tart is good, reheated the next day also.
CHECK OUT THE WORLD TOUR OF FOOD AND WINE EVENT A
ON THE KEUKA WINE TRAIL
Keuka Lake wineries are hosting a special “World Tour of Food and Wine” event for two weekends. Last weekend we enjoyed the first round of this event and it was a great success. If you missed it, you can still enjoy the same tour on the weekend of April 19th and 20th. Nine wineries participate in this event and many have exceptional views of Keuka Lake which is probably the most picturesque of the winery lakes.