Mingling with Topless Tarts at the Monthly Mingle!

MinglingWithToplessTarts © J Horak-Druiff 2011


Tart, n:

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

Hands up – who feels like a little tart??  No, luckily for sensitive readers there will be no risque pictures of an improperly attired Cooksister appearing on these pages – this time it’s option b) all the way!  Not only am I basically a lazy baker who loses interest before putting the top crust on a pie – I also love the double meaning that makes me snigger every time I make a tart.  Immature, but it works for me.

This month I am  honoured to be the host of the Monthly Mingle, the event started by my darling sister-from-another-mother Meeta.  She gave me free reign to choose the theme and seeing as summer is looming with its promise of lazy days sunbathing in the park, I have gone for topless tarts – so we can get ’em out and show ’em off.  So to speak. 😉

In case you are wondering what does or doesn’t constitute 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 its modesty – not a pastry lid, not a crumble, not a layer of mashed potato.  Nada. Zip. Diddly. 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?  Tarts are easy! ;o)

How to Mingle:

  • Create a dish that fits the Topless tarts theme as described above.
  • Post about it on your blog from now till 30 April midnight on 1 May 2011 (entries must be in English, please).
  • Your creation should be prepared for the current Monthly Mingle theme and shared with a maximum of 2 other blog events. Let’s try and keep the creations as fresh as the ingredients you use.
  • You must provide a link to this post and the official Monthly Mingle page.

Once you’ve posted your dish, please email me at emailcooksister@gmail.com with Monthly Mingle in the subject line and including:

  • Your name
  • Your blog name
  • A link to the post where the dish appears
  • The name of your dish
  • A picture no wider than 300 pixels

Happy mingling!

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  1. says

    You think tart is immature?? I know a Mrs Dix who lives right next door to a Mr Cox… oh, how I laugh… now that is immature!!!
    I shall make a tart… he says ambitiously

  2. says

    Oh yeah – I feel like a little topless tart :o)That pictures reminds me of our wonderful weekend last year in what was a seemingly nonstop July! So happy and honored that you are my hostess and definitely with the mostess ;O) I am sure we’ll be having fun with this theme!

  3. says

    I love the title of this. Clever. Topless tarts (Insert mental image). I admittedly giggled in response.
    You have a very lovely blog. I’m afraid I found this just a little too late, seeing as how I’m working on a white chili now and currently don’t own a tart pan (crazy, I know, I’m writing it on my “to-do” list, now).
    I will be keeping an eye out for future monthly mingles.
    Thanks for sharing!