This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Goose Liver and Puffy Bread, Lamb Stew and Dried Plums, cake on fire, hot chocolate,
“We make a goat cheese and apple tart at the bakery,” he (Peeta) says.
“Bet that’s expensive,” I say.
“Too expensive for my family to eat. Unless it’s gone very stale. Of course, practically everything we eat is stale,” says Peeta, pulling the sleeping bag up around him. In less than a minute, he’s snoring.
Huh. I always assumed the shopkeepers lived a soft life. And it’s true, Peeta has always had enough to eat. But there’s something kind of depressing about living your life on stale bread, the hard, dry loaves that no one else wanted. One thing about us, since I bring our food home on a daily basis, most of it is so fresh you have to make sure it isn’t going to make a run for it.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 309
These were really cool. I have never made a tart before! My friend did most of the work, but now I know how to make them!!
It was really simple. It did not have quite enough sweetness for me. I don’t know how I will make them next time. But I do think they are something they would like in District 12.
Goat Cheese Apple Tarts
- Sweet Shortcrust Pastry (recipe to follow)
- Prim’s Goat Cheese (this time we substituted vinegar for lemon juice)
- 3 apples
- 1 lemon
1. Prepare goat cheese and pastry shells. (both can be prepared the night before if necessary)
2. After shells have cooled, press about 1/2 cup goat cheese into the bottom of the shells (this was for 2 mini pie sized shells).
3. Peel and slice apples into thin slices. Put apple pieces in lemon water (3 parts water to 1 part lemon juice) to keep them from browning. Overlap apple slices on top of the cheese mixture.
4. Drizzle honey over the top of the tarts.
Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
This recipe is from La Mia Vita Dolce.
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into ¼-inch cubes
- 2 large egg yolks, cold
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons ice water, divided (reserve 2 tablespoons)
- 1 large whole egg, extra, lightly beaten, for egg wash