Friday, May 6, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie - tourteau de chevre



It's time for something a little sweet and completely delectable.  Thank goodness, Dorie has got the goods for us this week.  Her tourteau de chevre is simple to make (if you're ok with making a tart dough), quick to bake and oh so easy to eat.  A lovely, rustic cheesecake style dessert, but not quite as heavy.  I whipped this puppy up and left it covered to photograph it the next day.  As I unwrapped it, I noticed a rather large nibble taken out of it...hard to say if it was Ethan, St. James or perhaps a cat.  No one is talking, so your guess is as good as mine.  Whoever it was, I know they were happy to get a nibble of this yummy cake.  We really enjoyed it...not too sweet, fairly light and a fabulous flavor from the goat cheese.  I can see this becoming one of my go to desserts (especially if I whip up several tart doughs and have them handy in the freezer.)  Wondering how my fellow Doristas did this week, take a look here.

See that little bite?  Who did that!!!

A few macerated strawberries were perfect with this cake!






22 comments:

Cher said...

Oh it had to be the cat... You can't trust those furry felines, just saying!
Happy Friday. Can I come over for a piece of cake :-)

yummychunklet said...

It's always good to see that a cake looks so tempting that someone can't wait till it's sliced. Yours looks so appetizing!

Kathy said...

Steph, Beautiful job! Your so right about it being easy to make and so delicious! Yours looks fabulous! When my kids were still at home we, had a "not me" also living here!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I was ! Your tourteau looked and smelled so good I couldn't resist !

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Yeah well I nearly couldn't resist mine either LOL! Hard to take a pic when all I wanted to do was eat it!

Foodiva said...

Ooh...I really love how your top browned up to that dark color. It really looks authentic, like the chevre cheesecakes in France! As for that adorable bite, it must've been your kitchen elves having fun at night...LOL. Count your lucky stars they didn't take more than one bite!

DessertByCandy said...

A bite out of the cake before photos were taken! I would be far less generous than you. :D Seriously, glad that it was a hit.

Denise said...

Nice pairing with strawberries - I'm thinking of the same, but with balsamic vinegar. Will be baking this tomorrow!

Ms. Hobby said...

Looks great! I can't blame whoever took a nibble. I couldn't let this cool to room temp before taking a bite, it smelled so good!

Betsy said...

I love the deep brown color you got on your tart. I think it must have been the cat. If you can catch him using the knife so dexterously, you could enter into a "Pet Trick" contest.

Susan said...

Looks wonderful, Steph! I'm afraid I missed out this week because we had out of town guests. Enjoy your weekend!

Nana said...

Your tourteau de chevre looks wonderful. I had another small slice last night with a dab of blood orange
marmalade and it was delicious. Tricia and I did the
recipe together to save on calories. Ha. Your photos
are very good.

chefpandita.com said...

Love the mysterious bite, your tourteau looks amazing :)

Cakelaw said...

I enjoyed this cake too - very different to anything I have made before. LOL at the mystery cheesecake nibbler!

Allison said...

You got the top darkened on your cake! Je suis tres jaloux! Appreciate your kick'n oven! Great post.

Anne Marie said...

It was me. I took the nibble.
Steph, this looks just perfect. I can't wait to make it!!

Sis. Boom. said...

Hey Dorista! Wasn't it fab? I nearly didn't get it in but so glad I did as this will be something I go to again and again. Who knew it would be so versatile? Yours looks perfect!

thingsfromscratch said...

I bet it was the cat! We loved it with strawberries too.

Beth said...

What a delicious treat! It's tough to keep everyone away from the food until it's photographed, isn't it?

Susan said...

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xoxo

luciacara said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous torteau - I love the browing on top. We loved this recipe...interesting how it was very "cakelike" the next day.

acookingmizer said...

I LOVE your cake stand!! So perfect for this cake!! :)
We loved this one too! ... I'm going to make it for Thanksgiving and I'm not sure it will actually make it to the table... lol

http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/tourteau-de-chevre/