Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart ~ call it a savory tart, a galette, a pizetta, or a flatbread pizza, this is elegant, crispy, and delicious. Serve it as an appetizer or a light meal.
5Tbspunsalted buttercold and cut in small pieces
approximately 2 1/2 ounces spreadable goat cheese
1small yellow squash
1small new potato
a few paper thin slices of red onion
salt and pepper
melted butter for brushing the crust
Put the flour and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the chunks of cold butter and pulse about 25 times, or until combined and crumbly. Drizzle in the water while pulsing, and run the machine briefly until the dough comes together in a lump, this should not take more than 15-30 seconds.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and bring together into a flat round disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 400F
Slice the squash and potato on a mandoline slicer at set at 1/8 inch thickness. If you are using a knife, slice them as thin as you can so they are flexible and translucent.
Roll the dough out on a sheet of parchment paper that is cut to fit a baking sheet. Roll it to about a 12 inch circle, more or less.
Spread the soft goat cheese over the surface of your dough, leaving a border of dough free so you can roll it later.
Arrange your sliced veggies over the cheese, overlapping them. You will probably not need all of them, I made a fairly thin layer. Separate the rings of the onion slices and feather them over the top.
Roll up the edges of the dough to meet the filling. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. I like to brush the edge of the crust with melted butter, but this is optional. Note: keep your dough chilled at all times before baking. If you need to you can put the whole tray in the refrigerator while your oven heats up.
Bake for about 33-35 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. I like to take the parchment paper and set it right on the rack of my oven for a great crisp crust. If you have a pizza stone you can use that.
Slice and serve the tart hot or at room temperature.
Make it with different cheeses ~ you could use cream cheese, mascarpone, Boursin, feta, or shredded cheese like Gruyere or cheddar. Just about anything will work, just don't lay it on too thick.
Make it heartier ~ use fine shreds of ham, or paper thin slices of proscuitto or other Italian cold cuts.