The second selection for French Fridays with Dorie was Gerard's Mustard Tart. Basically, it's a crusted tart, filled with a mustard custard, and topped with steamed carrot and leek sticks. Sounds delicious, right?
Well, sadly, it wasn't a hit in our house, even though we love all the components.
My daughter doesn't like cooked carrots. Strike one.
After baking in the oven, the leeks became dried out and stringy and virtually inedible. Strike two.
It's really a shame, because, except for the vegetables (of which there were enough to make three tarts), it was quite delicious.
There is a tomato version, so, if I make it again, I will sprinkle the mustard custard liberally with tomatoes and there will be no strike three.
You will find more opinions over at the FFwD site. (I believe most participants really loved it -- we are the exception, it appears.)