One of my homework assignments for this week was to create a tart on my own. I was thrilled to do this because I have been making them ever since our class on pastries. For my assignment I choose to do a tomato and basil tart because its almost like my favorite pizza and almost like my favorite salad and some of my favorite Food Network stars have made tarts similar to this and they look fabulous!
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3-5 tbsp chilled water
- In a food processor combine the dry ingredients and the butter. Let the processor do its job for about 30 seconds until the butter has been broken down into tiny chunks. Then add the water a little bit at a time until the dough comes together to form a ball. Remove this from the food processor and wrap in plastic and let cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled roll the dough out to fit an 11 inch tart pan. Blind bake this in the oven (with a pie weight) for about 20 minutes and then remove.
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!