Three things happened within 24 hours: Kevin, #1 son, and I got back from a 7-day vacation (Sunday afternoon), I made this tart shell (Monday morning) and our air conditioning stopped working (Monday afternoon). Sigh. Luckily, we have a window unit, so we'll all be sleeping in our bedroom (except the cat who refuses to stay in the same room with the AC unit). Hopefully, my husband will have it working by tomorrow morning (or the repairman will return our phone call.)
But back to the Tart! This was really the perfect recipe for an AC emergency. Once the tart shell was baked, it didn't require any additional time in the oven. Yay! It really works out to five steps: clarify some butter, layer the phyllo in the tart pan, bake it, make the filling, dump the filling in the shell. And it's dinner time! I didn't build the prettiest shell in the world. I didn't get the neat triangles. Hopefully, other TWD'ers will have created nicer looking phyllo layers. I couldn't find this recipe on the web. Did anyone else have any luck finding it anyplace?
We don't like mushrooms, so I substituted diced zucchini (it doesn't get any more summery than zucchini). The goat cheese was a little more problematic. I LOVE goat cheese, but my husband and son won't touch the stuff. I knew we needed a flavorful cheese, so I used a smoked cheddar from Dorset (I don't think they can technically call it cheddar, since it's not made in the right area.) Either way, it was delicious!
I would make this again, no question. It was a perfect light summer meal. Which was good, since it was 87 degrees in our dining room (at least we had the ceiling fan on.) What did you guys think of the tart? Did you follow the recipe, or go your own way?