French Fridays with Dorie
I don’t know if the saying “better late than never” is really true or not but I can tell you if I had never sampled this tourteau de chevre I would have been very disappointed. I know. If I had never sampled the tourteau I would not have known enough to actually be disappointed. But you know what I mean so must I go into it? Surely the universe would have known that this torte must be experienced and would have found a way to signal to me what I was missing out on? Does life work like that? Should it?
And where it doesn’t, I have the numerous posts of my fellow Doristas who cook up a recipe from her book each week to show me! I have been doing a lot of traveling lately but during a brief respite I realized that this unique confection was last week’s French Friday’s with Dorie assignment. Wouldn’t you know that it was the very recipe I had been waiting to make and had been nominating since the project began?
Seeing all the other Doristas blog posts has had me quite jealous and I could tell this one was going to be a keeper so I went to work.
Tourteau de Chevre
Its not very sweet, and not very savory. It is both of these things and neither of them. Just about everything about it defies common description. It is both elegant and yet remains casual. Its an appetizer or a desert yet perfect for brunch. My version was lightly flavored with cognac. Ms. Greenspan gives us a choice of flavorings but I don’t need to be told twice to cook with cognac. (I bet Grand Marnier would be great too!) For desert we drizzled the torte with honey and strawberries.
Unlike so many of the other recipes from this book I have not been able to find anywhere online where Dorie has shared the recipe so I will refrain from publishing it here as I did not modify or adapt this recipe in any way as you see it here. Something this good needs to be shared and I do see that you can get the recipe here. Try it as soon as you can. Better late than never.