I made an easy & light tart w/ smoked salmon:
– for a cozy breakfast during weekend
– for a delicious brunch w/ friends
– for get-together in the office in the afternoon
– for an extended happy hour
– for starting a dinner…
Last time (tomato tart) I thought about tart & quiche (& pie)… Today we’ll have another tart (i. e. the flat version), a savory tart, but w/ shortcrust (instead of a yeast dough). You’ll see that it is easy & fast to produce a shortcrust.
The filling is alike a quiche filling w/ smoked salmon as highlight!
What do we need?
For the shortcrust:
- icy water.
For the filling:
- smoked salmon
- fresh dill
- spring onions
- creme fraiche.
We start w/ the shortcrust:
- Just knead flour & butter – add salt & icy water…
- At 1st you’ll have a crumbling mess – then it’s a formed into a ball…
- Finally it’s flattened w/ a rolling pin…
Yes: we do it all w/ our own hands – no electric handheld mixer, no beater, no egg whisk (wouldn’t work anyway!)… Just take off your jewelry & start!
…& don’t forget to preheat the oven (about 175 degrees C w/ fan!)!
Fit the shortcrust in the tart form & let it rest – better in the fridge!
We’re doing now the filling…
Eggs & creme fraiche w/ salt & pepper are whisked… The smoked salmon is diced, the spring onion is chopped.
From the dill we’ll need the fine part…
…& the Gruyere is grated…
All is combined: we get a really runny mess!
It’s ok – we just pour the mess in the tart form. Make sure that there is enough shortcrust around the edges!
Then there is the baking session…
…& about 30 min later we get a fine smoked salmon tart!
Let it cool to room temperature & enjoy!
The shortcrust is crunchy – the filling is soft, but not runny.
You may cut the tart in 8 large pieces, 12 standard pieces or even 16 small pieces – according to your plan how & when to serve.
Well: don’t overdo w/ the smoked salmon: less is more for the sake of the tart!
Think over how much salt you’d use: smoked salmon is salty, Gruyere is salty as well…
Dill is a delicious companion to smoked salmon, however, if you don’t like dill just skip it!
The businesswoman with too many office hours thinks
I see! It’s a delicious snack which I can prepare just alongside… Although I need eggs & smoked salmon & creme fraiche & fresh dill… not necessarily always in my pantry or my fridge…
A whole tart is big, but when I can freeze the rest I can always in the evening just microwave 2-3 pieces for a dinner together w/ some fresh green salad!