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18.3.12

ASPARAGUS FETA TART


Not a pizza, this is a tart, an adult tart. It is rather rich and you really should not eat several slices of it, not if you don’t want the little people chasing you all through the night. I had two slices… enough said. Both pieces were delicious. This is amazing chilled and baking it with the asparagus spears chopped and the cold tart sliced into small squares… I see the potential for a great appetizer. But for now, here is the tart.

2/3 cup goat feta cheese
1-3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup softened butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 whole egg
1 Tbsp cold milk
1 pkg. partially cooked asparagus spears
1 egg white for egg wash
1 whole egg

• Taste the feta. If it is too salty, soak it in water until it is pleasant to the taste. Depending on the type of feta, you could use it as is or it could require an entire day of soaking before the feta is palatable.
• Make the pastry next. Combine the flour, softened butter, salt, sugar, 1 egg and 1 Tbsp cold milk.
• Roll it into a ball it will be sticky. Wrap and chill for 1 hour.
• Meanwhile wash and dry the asparagus spears.
• Snap off the tough ends, discard or set aside for stock.
• In minimal water, partially cook the asparagus spears.
• Remove from the heat, drain and set aside for use later.
• Preheat the oven to 450F.
• Roll the chilled dough into a 10X16 inch rectangle.
• Trim off the edge and transfer rectangle to a parchment lined baking sheet.
• Reroll the trimmed pastry into a 3X 16 inch strip.
• Cut into 3 long strips.
• Brush the edge of the rectangle with egg wash. [I always have reserved egg whites in the fridge. If you have to crack an egg just for a bit of egg wash, reserve and add the unused egg yolk to the feta mixture later.]
• Now place the pastry strips all around the rectangle, the egg wash will act as glue.
• In a bowl, mash the feta cheese with a whole egg. Add the reserved egg yolk if you have one.
• Spread the feta mixture over the pastry rectangle.
• Arrange the partially cooked asparagus spears on the top.
• Brush the edge of the tart with the egg wash.
• Place in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
• Serve hot or cold.



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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. Happy cooking!

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