OK, you can stop all that juvenile giggling at the back of the class. And before concerned food blogging moms get NetNanny to block my site forever more, let me point out that this is serious business and we don’t have time for fooling around…
The ever-popular Waiter, There’s Something in My… event is back in it’s 11th incarnation, and this month it’s my turn to host. We have had some great themes over the months – stews, meatless barbecue, savoury preserves and the like, and I knew I’d have to get creative to come up with a great new theme to challenge you. After much debate, I reckoned that if Andrew can get saucy, what’s to stop me going topless??!
As far as the tart part goes, let’s see…. could I be referring to:
a) a woman of ill repute; or
b) a pastry dish, similar to a pie, but different in that the top is open and not covered with pastry?
Luckily for you there will be no risque pictures of an improperly attired Cooksister appearing on these pages – it’s option b) all the way! I figured after the amount of energy that people put into trying to convince me that their topless creations were pies back in February, there must be an untapped wealth of tart recipes floating around out there – so let’s get ‘em out and show ‘em off. So to speak.
Before we start another debate on what is or isn’t a tart, let me make it clear that a tart has NO TOP CRUST. In other words, the filling is clearly visible because there is nothing covering it – not a pastry lid, not a crumble, not a layer of mashed potato. Nada. Zip. Nothing. We are talking quiches, flans and tartes tatin. Savoury, sweet, hot cold – I don’t mind. Just topless. This is a savoury tart. This is a sweet tart. This is a pie and not eligible. See? Easy!
Here is the fine print:
1. Write up your topless tart recipe (NB – no topping!) and please link back to this announcement in your post.
2. E-mail me. Please make sure that Waiter there’s something in my features in the subject line.
3. In the e-mail please include:
- the URL of your entry
- your blog’s name
- the name of the dish
- your approximate location
4. The deadline for entries is Monday 26 November and I hope to have the roundup posted by the end of that week.
So throw away your
bras pastry lids and let’s all get topless