Goat cheese tart by Erin


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Soft-Ripened Cheeses

* 1/3 cups all purpose flour
* 1/2 tsp kosher salt
* 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 2-4 tsp ice cold water

Tart Filling:

* 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
* 5 ounces crimini mushrooms, roughly chopped
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 tsp herbs de Provence
* 3 artichoke hearts, cut into eighths salt and pepper
* 1/4 cup cream
* 2 eggs
* 5 ounces goat cheese, softened


* In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and butter. Pulse about 10 seconds, until it resembles coarse meal. Add the egg and mix again for a few seconds, until the dough starts to come together into a ball. If the dough is too dry, add ice water 1 teaspoon at a time until the dough comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface, shape into a disc, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3o minutes.

* First, make your Pâte Brisée. Let it chill for at least 30 minutes, then let stand at room temperature before using it.

* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you work on the tart filling. While the dough is resting, heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the shallot and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes, until softened. Add the crimini mushrooms and saute about three minutes more, stirring to avoid burning the onions and garlic. Gently add the pieces of artichoke hearts, stirring carefully so they don’t break apart. Season with herbs de Provence and salt and pepper. Set aside.

* On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. For mini-tart pans, trace with a knife around each tart pan, leaving about 1/2 inch border around the tart pan. Press each circle of dough into the tart pans, cutting off any extra dough. Blind bake the tart shells for about 10 minutes, until they start to turn golden.

* In a blender, mix the two eggs, heavy cream, and softened goat cheese.

* Take each pre-baked tart shell and carefully heap the artichoke and mushroom mixture into the shell. Pour the goat cheese mix on top, being careful not to have it overflow. Bake the tarts for about 15 minutes, until the custard is completely set and does not jiggle when you shake the pan.