I’m back from my month long adventures in Europe! I was primarily in France but also Germany. I spent a couple of weeks in Paris and the remaining time in Berlin as well as in the Country side (Fontainebleau Forest) one hour south of Paris. My adventures were full of warm moments and of course warm baguettes! Nova was introduced to his beloved Mema a.k.a. grandma as well as many other relatives, close friends and even new ones. Many of these meetings took place around food, either homemade or from restaurants, bistros, picnics and cafes. Of all the wonderful homemade food I ate, one recipe in particular stood out that I knew you guys would enjoy for its simplicity and deliciousness. Perfect to whip up for any spontaneous dinner parties!
Our dear friend Jerome (Alex’s best buddy from back in college) hosted a dinner for us on the last evening of our Parisian adventure. He agreed to make his special tomato tart which consisted of only a couple of ingredients. The ingredients being puff pastry,mortared de Dijon Fine et Forte (Fine French Strong Dijon Mustard) , tomatoes and herbs de provence. After eating this tart it became one of those recipes that I now needed in my life forever. I have a feeling this recipe will stick with you for a long time too.
Luckily you won’t have to travel to France to find good quality dijon mustard. In France Jerome used Dijon Forte which simply means strong dijon. In a regular grocery store I found a jar called “Maille” it has a only few ingredients and provides a strong flavor. Don’t you worry, if you’re one of those people who find strong dijon to be overwhelming, heating the mustard takes the edge off of it, leaving you with a subtle mustard flavor… which is why you’ll want to use forte. Now knowing this fun fact about mustard I plan to use it as a base for many more warm dishes to come.
Give this simple recipe a try this week and let me know what you think!
- Puff Pastry Sheets
- Strong Dijon Mustard
- Herbs De Provence
- Salt & Pepper
- Line a baking dish any size or shape with puff pastry dough
- poke holes in dough using a fork
- Bake dough until lightly golden
- Spread a layer of mustard over the cooked dough
- Add a layer of sliced tomatoes over the mustard
- Sprinkle with Herbs De Provence,salt and pepper
- Place tart back in oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees
- Cut and serve