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Mushroom and Leek Tart

In Breakfasts, Mains (Vegetarian) on November 8, 2009 at 12:48 PM

whole wheat pastry shell

This savoury tart or quiche was inspired by the contents of the fridge crisper — a bunch of leeks and a handful of mushrooms — and proved delicious enough to please even a quiche-cynic!

Pastry making is always a learning experience for me.  To appease an irritable tummy, I use whole grains where possible and often have to experiment for success.  A 100% whole wheat crust does not always roll properly for me, and I have been known to piece together a crust using little bits.

The pastry shell recipe, adapted from Jeanne Lemlin’s  Vegetable Quiche with Smoked Cheese in the Vegetarian Pleasures cookbook, uses about 60% whole wheat and works very well.  The dough was easy to roll and turned out flaky and delicious.  My secret: add extra butter and refold dough while rolling.

And because two crusts are as easy to make as one, I doubled the recipe and froze a Broccoli and Sundried Tomato Tart for a rainy day.


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