Rabbits love carrots. Everybody knows that.
But can you imagine that cats like carrots too? But they really do!
I planned to make a carrot tart and just started to peel carrots... suddenly my kitten ran into the kitchen and jumped on to the chair watching the peelings fall down.
Why a carrot tart?
Some time ago one of my favourite dishes was grated carrots, cooked with some olive oil, salt and spices. Nothing special but I really love this sweet and spicy carrot taste.
Suddenly the idea of the tart appeared in my mind.
Some crust pastry, of cause, in which I added some sunflower seeds - they give the good fit to the carrots. And some dried lemon peel - it will go well with spices and will add some freshness.
The pastry goes to the fridge and I turn back to the carrots - I'll cut it into thin slices.
The kitten keeps on watching me and I take a clear bowl to let him watch the carrot slices jumping down from the grater.
When the pastry is cool enough I put it into the baking shape, add some mustard and carrot slices.
Soon the tart is ready. But well... I guess something fails...
I take some arugula leaves and put them on the tart.
Carrot and arugula tart
For the pastry*:
150 g all-purpose flour
75 g butter
1 tsp dried lemon peel
* You may have some leftovers
For the filling:
3 carrots, cut into thin slices
1 tbsp grainy mustard
2-3 tbsp olive oil
a bunch of arugula
2. Preheat your oven at 390 F. Roll the dough and garnish 25*10 cm baking shape (I also use waxed paper).
3. Garnish the tart with some mustard and add carrot slices. Add some olive oil, salt and pepper.
4. Cook in the oven for about 20 to 25 min. Serve cold or lukewarm tawith fresh arugula leaves.