7 Dec 2007

Brocolli, blue chesse tarte

Torta de brocoli capa Ing 2

I've been busy all week. Spending time in checking my Christmas tree stuffs

I don’t know why, but all year happen the same thing, the rice lights insist in don’t work, and every year I've wasted my time and money on buying new ones. But Christmas is my favorite holyday and is once time in the year. So, I do those things with joy.

Anjo na arvore,Angel in tree Torta de brocoli, arrumando a arvore

I’ve been planning Christmas’s eve dinner, Christmas brunch and shopping too.

And testing new recipes.

One of them is this tart made with philo dough and filled with blue cheese; broccoli and sprinkle with Sardo cheese. I love the texture, crunchy outside and creamily fill inside .And the most important, it was approved by my husband :)

Broccoli, blue cheese tarte

Torta de brocoli


80 grams philo dough, which you can buy or substitute for puff pastry

350 grams broccoli

1 small chopped onion

200 ml cream

2 eggs yolk

Thread of olive oil

50 grams blue cheese

30 grams grated sardo cheese for sprinkle; you may use Parmesan too


Pre heat the oven

Put a thread of olive oil in a skillet and take to the heat. Add the chopped onions and

cook until the onions stay transparent. Then add the broccoli washed and clean, cut in small pieces. When the broccoli be hard green and tender, retire from de heat. In blender, measure cream; eggs and blue cheese. Mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Check the salt and pepper .Reserve

Put three layers of philo dough on a damp towel. Sprinkle with some melted butter (just a little bit) and then sprinkle 1/4 of the breadcrumbs to make a second layer. Take a round or rectangular pie pan .Put on the three layers of pilho dough Pour the broccoli and onion mix and put the blended mix over. Pour on top grated sardo cheese. Bake in medium temperature (180ºC or360ºF) for 15 or 20 minutes.


Peter M said...

Broccoli and cheese do make a great pair. Simple yet elegant.

Dhanggit said...

visiting your blog is always an exciting experience for me..the photos always looks fabulous without counting all the recipes that must taste really good...

Bellini Valli said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia..it sounds delicious!! This would make a very elegant entree for the holidays.

Maryann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is beautiful. I love your photos and that tart looks wonderful. Happy Holidays!

cannella said...

This weekend was time for christmas stuffs here too...It's a kind of magic!

Figs Olives Wine said...

Hi Sylvia! I love this time of year too! We just realized we needed all new lights and a new tree skirt, but it's so much fun to get everything ready for Christmas, that I don't mind a bit! Lovely tart!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

this looks incredibly delicious...you should've entered it for Jeanne at cook sister's topless tarts! It is stunning to look at and no doubt delicious with just a fresh salad as accompaniment. Love your Christmas pictures too...would love to see more!

Alita said...

mm broccoli an blue cheese, such a delicious combination!
I use it ofen, usually with a couple of cloves of garlic.
I also like your choice for filo!

Hillary said...

Mmmm!! Great flavor combination, and gorgeous tart!