HHDD #15 – Equal Opportunity Tarts (The Roundup!)

Well, here it is! The long anticipated (hehe) roundup of this month’s installment of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day. This was my first time at hosting a food event and I really have to thank Barbara (this event’s creator, and resident cook at Winos and Foodies) for holding my hand throughout the process. I really had a blast going through everyone’s entries and have added all of you to my RSS feed, as well as bookmarked your submissions to try at home myself :D

Voting on this month’s winner now begins. Get your votes in to HHDD@TriniGourmet.com, you have until October 12th :) Now, on to the roundup!

SAVOURY TARTS
Asparagus and Pumpkin Tart Recipe: Asparagus and Pumpkin Tart
Blogger: I-Ling of Feed Me! I’m Hungry!!
Location: Melbourne, Australia

With fluid poetic prose I-Ling paints a vivid picture of how this luscious tart came into being. It definitely sounds as though her kitchen is a happening place to be! :D

Caramelised Onion Tart Recipe: Caramelised Onion Tart
Blogger: Shaun of Winter Skies, Kitchen Aglow
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Inspired by Donna Hay’s Caramelized Onion and Anchovy Tarts (shown below), Shaun decided to make his own caramelized onion tart using homemade pastry dough (w00t!) and his own take on caramelised onions. To top things off he even added mascarpone cheese, delish!

Recipe: Caramelized Onion & Anchovy Tarts
Blogger: Sarina Nicole of TriniGourmet
Location: Trinidad

My submission this time around came straight from Donna Hay magazine. It was my first attempt of one of her recipes and I confess that I am now hooked! :)

Chervil and Egg Custard Tart with Tomato and Capsicum Salsa Recipe: Chervil and Egg Custard Tart with Tomato and Capsicum Salsa
Blogger: Pam of Backyard Pizzeria
Location: Victoria, Australia

Pam’s entry was the inspiration behind this round up’s title. Her entry had me chuckling from start to finish as she detailed an amusing case of ‘selective’ deafness on her husband’s part re: this month’s theme. Just as last month’s theme forced me to confront my fear of making pasta from scratch, this month’s theme forced her to confront her fear of pastry. Fortunately she had nothing to fear. The tart looks divine!! :D

Recipe: Miniature Pizza Tartlets
Blogger: Hilda of Saffron & Blueberry
Location: Paris, France

I don’t know how she did it, but Hilda was able to submit not just one tart recipe this time around, but two! This, her first submission, is for a savoury pizza tartlet :) Bon Appetit! :)

Spicy Fresh Corn Tart with Chipotle Cream Recipe: Spicy Fresh Corn Tart with Chipotle Cream
Blogger: Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity
Location: San Francisco, USA\

Like some of the previous bloggers, Dolores is developing her confidence in seeing recipes less as rules set in stone, and more as guidelines for creative fancy. Her Spicy Fresh Corn Tart with Chipotle Cream is a joyful improvisation on a standard Cooking Light recipe. :)

Recipe: Tartes Tatins of Caramelized Red Onion and Goat’s Cheese
Blogger: Joey of 80 Breakfasts
Location: Manila, Philippines

This time around Joey in the Philippines breaks one of his unwritten rules and submits a *gasp* non-Donna Hay recipe to the roundup. With a picture and title this captivating though I don’t think she (or anyone else) would mind ;)

SWEET TARTS
Butterscotch Tarts Recipe: Butterscotch Tarts
Blogger: Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon
Location: Sydney, Australia

The timing couldn’t have been better for Steph of A Whisk and A Spoon. The theme of this month’s round (tarts) co-incided with her having leftover chocolate tart dough in her freezer. Never having been a fan of butterscotch, I knew she was on to something when the picture of her butterscotch tarts made me salivate and endeavour to give them a try in my own kitchen! Glad to accomodate ya Steph! ;)

Candied Lemon and Lime Tarts Recipe: Candied Lemon and Lime Tarts
Blogger: Desie of Maybahay
Location: Sydney, Australia

Desie prepared Donna Hay’s Candied Lemon and Lime Tarts for a lovely tea party that she had with her girls. I certainly hope she has room for one more guest the next time around ;)

Caramelized Pear Tart Recipe: Caramelized Pear Tart
Blogger: Melody of Fruittart
Location: Illinois, USA

Melody of Fruittart tackled a topic this time around that I think every food blogger has wrestled with at one time or another. How much does one say about one’s culinary mishaps when they occur? Well I think we’ll all agree that to some extent we all gain some reassurance and confidence from learning that others run into less than stellar kitchen moments. In Melody’s case quick thinking on her part saved the day and I think that even if the results veered from the original recipe they are quite stellar none the less :)

Chocolate Cherry Macaroon Tart Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Macaroon Tart
Blogger: Eunice of Lemon Almond
Location: Singapore

Initially Eunice thought that this challenge would be the perfect opportunity to overcome her fear of pastry, that was until she found a tart recipe that *gasp* didn’t require any! Sneaky sneaky :D Still with chocolate AND cherries who could blame her? ;)

Chocolate ganache and coffee caramel tart Recipe: Chocolate ganache and coffee caramel tart
Blogger: Linda of Make Life Sweeter!
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Linda made her Chocolate Ganache and Coffee Caramel Tart using Donna Hay’s recipe for sweet shortcrust dough. After considering several flavour pairings for her chocolate ganache she finally settled on some coffee caramels that she had on hand from another food event. I think you’ll agree that the pairing looks (and I’m sure it also tasted) out of this world :D

Chocolate Tartlets with candied grapefruit peel Recipe: Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel
Blogger: Tami of Running With Tweezers
Location: Georgia, USA

It took Tami of Running With Tweezers more than a few tries to perfect the pastry for her tartlets (I’m blaming the oven ;) ) but in the end the results were nothing short of mouthwatering AND breathtaking! Love the interesting use of candied grapefruit peel, definitely not something that I see (or hear about) on a daily basis!

Classic Berry Tart Recipe: Classic Berry Tart
Blogger: Elisabeth of A Pinch of This, A Dash of That
Location: Southwest United States

Elisabeth’s submission this time around is a Classic Berry Tart from Dorie Greenspan’s “From My Home To Yours”. I’ve heard a lot about Dorie Greenspan via the food blogosphere and after seeing the outcome of this recipe I am even more determined to get my hands on 1 (or more) of her books! :)

Freeform Fruit Tart Recipe: Freeform Fruit Tart
Blogger: Barbara of Winos and Foodies
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Barbara, the creator of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day, didn’t let a pesky thing like a vacation and computer troubles get in the way of getting her submission in, and on time :lol:. Written on another computer, and baked in another kitchen, her ‘Freeform Fruit Tart’ is easily adapted to whatever fruits may be in season in your locale :)

Lemon Almond Blueberry Tarts Recipe: Lemon Almond Blueberry Tarts
Blogger: Helen of Tartelette
Location: South Carolina, USA

Helen’s tale of how her family got involved in the making of her Lemon Almond Blueberry Tarts had me smiling from start to finish :D Probably one of the few times when I’m made aware that I do have the makings of a little ‘biological clock’ ticking somewhere… :D Those tarts look heavenly and I’m sure they tasted just as swell :D

Mango and Mascarpone Tart Recipe: Mango and Mascarpone Cheese Tart
Blogger: Mansi Desai of Fun and Food
Location: California, USA

Mansi’s Mango and Mascarpone Cheese Tart combines two of my favorite dessert ingredients in one sweet and creamy go :D Yay for Food Network and Mango fans :D !

Miniature blueberry-lemon tartlets Recipe: Miniature Blueberry-Lemon Tartlets
Blogger: Hilda of Saffron & Blueberry
Location: Paris, France

Hilda’s back for her second go at this month’s theme. This time it’s a sweet miniature blueberry and lemon tart that looks like it belongs in the store window of a chichi patisserie :D Now I’m all nostalgic for fresh blueberries, I haven’t had any since I left the US, and that was over 7 years ago! :(

Pear Tart Recipe: Pear Tart
Blogger: Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen
Location: Australia

A round of applause everyone to Cakelaw. It’s her first time submitting to Hay Hay it’s Donna Day, and I sure hope it won’t be her last! :D Like me she makes her recipes choices based on what she has on hand (and more importantly what products are reaching their expiration dates hehehehe!). She modified a Donna Hay recipe for peach tarts by using pears instead, although she wasn’t too thrilled with the end results I think the tart looks great. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with the next time around :)

Pomegranate and Quince Tart Recipe: Pomegranate and Quince Tart
Blogger: Eva of The Golden Shrimp
Location: Basel, Switzerland

For the longest while pomegranate has been on my list of ‘mystery foods’ to try one day. That along with rhubarb and leeks. This submission of a Pomegranate and Quince tart has only increased my desire and curiousity. The fruit looks positively jewel-like, and you can tell that Eva is a true culinary adventurer by her creation of a chickpea-cardamom tart shell :) Kudos!

Puffed Plum Tart Recipe: Puffed Plum Tart
Blogger: Brilynn of Jumbo Empanadas
Location: Canada

Last but not last is Brilynn all the way north in Canada :D Brilynn was the first food blogger to introduce me to the phenomenon that is Dorie Greenspan. Not surprisingly, her submission this time around is from *drumroll please* Dorie Greenspan :lol: This Puffed Plum Tart appears almost too picturesque to consume. I’m sure each juicy sweet slice was devoured with a smile! :)

Well that ends this month’s roundup of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day. I really had a blast hosting things this time around. Going through the entries I came across so many new (to me) food bloggers (as well as revisited old faves :) ) . I hope you enjoyed this month’s submissions as much as I did and remember that you have until October 12th to get your votes in :) Send them to HHDD@TriniGourmet.com and I’ll post the winner on the 13th. I’ll announce the prize at that time as well :) Happy Voting!!!

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  • http://runningwithtweezers.com tami

    Thanks for picking such a great theme and for hosting a wonderful edition of HHDD! The entries look great! :)

    - tami

  • http://runningwithtweezers.com tami

    Thanks for picking such a great theme and for hosting a wonderful edition of HHDD! The entries look great! :)

    - tami

  • http://www.winosandfoodies.typepad.com barbara

    Thanks for hosting Sarina. Wll done on your first hosting. Lots of wonderful entries to read before I vote.

  • http://www.winosandfoodies.typepad.com barbara

    Thanks for hosting Sarina. Wll done on your first hosting. Lots of wonderful entries to read before I vote.

  • Ant

    One word….

    WOW!

  • Ant

    One word….

    WOW!

  • http://funnfud.blogspot.com Mansi

    wow, this couldn’t have been any better!!! what a spread!:)

  • http://funnfud.blogspot.com Mansi

    wow, this couldn’t have been any better!!! what a spread!:)

  • http://winterskieskitchenaglow.blogspot.com/ Shaun

    Sarina – You did a lovely job of organising the entries and of providing concise and informative descriptions. It is amazing what people come up with when you give them the base for inspiration…

  • http://winterskieskitchenaglow.blogspot.com/ Shaun

    Sarina – You did a lovely job of organising the entries and of providing concise and informative descriptions. It is amazing what people come up with when you give them the base for inspiration…

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    Great round up ! I wish I could say that my little helpers were my boys but sice we don’t have children, I just “borrow” the neighbor’s twins!

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    Great round up ! I wish I could say that my little helpers were my boys but sice we don’t have children, I just “borrow” the neighbor’s twins!

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    Great round up ! I wish I could say that my little helpers were my boys but sice we don’t have children, I just “borrow” the neighbor’s twins!

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A great round-up! Marvelous!!!

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A great round-up! Marvelous!!!

  • http://80breakfasts.blogspot.com joey

    Great round up! I really enjoyed this theme :)

  • http://80breakfasts.blogspot.com joey

    Great round up! I really enjoyed this theme :)

  • http://kellytheculinarian.blogspot.com Kelly Mahoney

    So many choices! I have my favorites :)

  • http://kellytheculinarian.blogspot.com Kelly Mahoney

    So many choices! I have my favorites :)

  • http://saffronandblueberry.blogspot.com Hilda

    Thanks so much for hosting this time around, it was my first time submitting! And what a wonderful round up!

  • http://saffronandblueberry.blogspot.com Hilda

    Thanks so much for hosting this time around, it was my first time submitting! And what a wonderful round up!

  • http://radioventriloquist.blogspot.com GC

    kudos to the person who used the pomegranate.
    WOW

  • http://radioventriloquist.blogspot.com GC

    kudos to the person who used the pomegranate.
    WOW

  • http://www.recipezaar.com/member/341142 JulieMango

    Stupendous! I want to eat everything here. I want to try the Mango mascapone tart because I recently found some at Price Smart! Went wild and bought four tubs. Hid them in the back of the fridge so that husband won’t yell at me when he sees the price! Originally planed to make tiramisu-not the tiramisu cake that you get at Jardin de T but the real stuff. I have tried it in the past with creamcheese and sourcream as a substitute…so you can imagine my excitment at actually finding marscapone …I have never tasted it before so I am hoping it’s sufficiently wonderful to justify the outrageous price to hubby. So I was all set on Tiramisu but now that mango mascapone tart is calling to me….sadly mangoes are out of season and only my fav julie would do for that dish…hmm my friend freezes julie so she can have them all year round and my father -in-laws tree has been known to surprise with some out of season gems-maybe I’ll get lucky.

  • http://www.recipezaar.com/member/341142 JulieMango

    Stupendous! I want to eat everything here. I want to try the Mango mascapone tart because I recently found some at Price Smart! Went wild and bought four tubs. Hid them in the back of the fridge so that husband won’t yell at me when he sees the price! Originally planed to make tiramisu-not the tiramisu cake that you get at Jardin de T but the real stuff. I have tried it in the past with creamcheese and sourcream as a substitute…so you can imagine my excitment at actually finding marscapone …I have never tasted it before so I am hoping it’s sufficiently wonderful to justify the outrageous price to hubby. So I was all set on Tiramisu but now that mango mascapone tart is calling to me….sadly mangoes are out of season and only my fav julie would do for that dish…hmm my friend freezes julie so she can have them all year round and my father -in-laws tree has been known to surprise with some out of season gems-maybe I’ll get lucky.