Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mini Breakfast Tart

The empty tart shells can be baked the night before you serve them. Cover loosely with a towel or parchment paper and let stand at room temperature. The next morning, fill the shells as directed and bake.


  • 1 batch basic quiche and tart dough (see
    related recipe at left), divided into 6 pieces
  • 4 1⁄2 oz. ham, cut into 1⁄2-inch strips
  • 2 Tbs. chopped green onions, green portion only
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Press the dough into six 4-inch tart pans. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

Line the tart shells with parchment paper or aluminum foil and fill with pie weights. Bake until the shells are set and the paper does not stick when lifted, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the paper and weights and continue baking until the shells are golden, 5 to 7 minutes more. Transfer the pans to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Line the bottom of each tart shell with 3/4 oz. ham and sprinkle with 1 tsp. green onions. Crack an egg into the center, pour 1 tsp. cream over the egg and sprinkle with 2 tsp. cheese. Bake until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the pans to a wire rack and let cool for 3 minutes. Using a pot holder, carefully turn each pan over and tap the bottom to release the tart. Set the tarts on individual plates. Garnish each tart with a pinch of pepper and serve immediately.
Serves 6.

Oatmeal Chewies


Cream Together:

1 cup shortening

1 cup white sugar

1 cup Brown Sugar


2 beaten eggs

1tsp. vanilla

Combine to above:

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda


3 cups quick oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Add a little milk, not even 1/4 cup. Mix. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 min. at 350, if you like chewy not crispy take them out a few min. early, just as they turn a light golden brown, this is how we like them, I also omitted the nuts because most my family doesn't like nuts, Id put the whole nut tree in but then Id have to eat them all myself, tempting but no, I'm trying to lose 20 not gain 30.

Serve warm with ice cream. ENJOY

Sunday, March 28, 2010

And here we go...Let the fun begin