Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Asparagus Tart

This weekend was the Encore Reunion Brunch and the food was GREAT. If it is one thing a bunch of Shop Gals can do it is COOK... well, and shop! It was so nice to catch up and to sample everyone's recipes.

Menu (all homemade... no kits here, folks)
Popovers with homemade blueberry jam
Sticky Buns
Handmade Bagels with Salmon, Dill Cream Cheese Whip, Capers and Olives
Asparagus Potato Tart
Cheese Tray
Coconut Cake

I made my famous Calorie filled Coconut Cake and a new recipe... Asparagus Potato Tart.
This was great. Hearty, yet springy... an interesting texture. Would be a great addition to Easter or Mother's Day Brunch.

Asparagus Potato Tart

1pound potatoes, peeled and cut into chunk
Sea salt
1 pound asparagus spears, woody ends removed
1 sheet puff pastry
3 eggs
pinch of nutmeg
black pepper
1/2 cup cream (I used half and half)
1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
1 clove garlic

Boil potatoes until tender. Mash. Add cream, salt and pepper, garlic and cheese. Whip until smooth. Add three eggs.
Steam asparagus for 4 minutes.
Roll puff pastry to fit 9*13 casserole dish. Place pastry over dish and dust with nutmeg. Add mixture. Cover with asparagus, placed top to bottom to cover width of dish.

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