Thursday, October 7, 2010

Girls Night In

A group of my girlfriends got together for an Italian-themed dinner party. With tons of wine, a wonderful fruit and cheese plate, amazing spinach pasta with turkey and mushroom sauce,  we were happy campers.
I wanted to make Michael Chiarello's Caprese Tart, but didn’t have all of the ingredients or tart pans. So, I improvised and made a Caprese Galette (which is a fancy name for what Southerners might call a tomato pie).
food blog 044 First, I preheated the oven to 400. Then, I rolled out a store bought pie crust (yes, I did go there) and shaved parmigiano reggiano onto the crust. Next, I layered (farmer’s market fresh) tomatoes and mozzarella, and topped it all with basil, salt, pepper, and evoo…
food blog 046 Crimped the edges of the crust…
food blog 047 Brushed the crust with olive oil, and baked for 35 minutes. Here’s what came out…
food blog 048 I didn’t measure the amounts, so next time, I’d probably use less mozzarella and more tomatoes so it’s less gooey. It was a big hit (lasting mere minutes). It’s so simple, so delicious, and tastes like it took hours to make- definitely a great addition to your recipe collection!

1 comment:

  1. wow I definitely need to copy this. It's brilliant and looks absolutely divine!