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1789 Restaurant

 1226 36th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-965-1789


Zoe Behrens - Pastry Chef


Tarte au Fromage Blance
Serves 8-10 people

Nut Pastry
(yield 2 tarts)
Ingredients:
1)   cup toasted Nuts
2)   1 cups Flour
3)   cup Sugar
4)   tsp. Salt
5)   1 stick unsalted Butter - cold
6)   1 Egg Yolk - cold
7)   1 tbs. Heavy Cream - cold

Preparation:
1)   In a food processor pulse the toasted nuts with cup of the flour until coarsely chopped.
2)   Add the remaining flour, sugar, and salt and pulse once to blend.
3)   Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.
4)   Pulse until the mixture is a little larger than sand.
5)   Add the egg yolks and cream and pulse again until just mixed.
6)   Dive the dough in two and use both immediately or wrap half in plastic and freeze for later
       use. Sprinkle the dough on a greased tart pan.  Press onto the bottom and sides to create
       an even crust. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
7)   Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes or until a deep brown.

The Filling
Ingredients:
1)   2/3 cup Cream Cheese
2)   cup Goat Cheese
3)   1 cup Sour Cream
4)   1 cup Sugar
5)   juice of 1 Lemon
6)   2 Eggs

Preparation:
1)   All of ingredients must be at room temperature
2)   Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the goat cheese, sour cream, cream
       cheese, and sugar together on low speed until smooth. Add the eggs and lemon and mix
       until combined.
3)   Pour the filling into the pre baked shell and bake at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes.
       It is done when the filling is set, similar to a cheesecake. Chill until ready to serve.
4)   When ready to serve cut into as many pieces as needed, and brle each piece separately
       with sugar.

The Port Vanilla Sauce
Yield: about 1 cups
Ingredients:
1)   3 cups Port
2)   cup Sugar
3)   tsp. Anise Seeds
4)   tsp. Black Pepper
5)   Vanilla Bean

Preparation:
1)   Simmer all ingredients in a small heavy based pot with high sides.
2)   Reduce to a syrup consistency.


Peach and Cherry Galette
Serves 6

The Galette Dough
Ingredients:
1)   3 cups AP Flour
2)   1 tsp. Sugar
3)     tsp. Salt
4)   18 tbs. Butter
5)   2/3 cups Ice Water

Preparation:
1)   Special equipment: Six, 4” flan rings greased on a pan with greased parchment paper.
2)   Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
3)   Add 6 Tablespoons of butter and mix on medium speed until the texture of sand.
4)   Add the remaining butter and mix on medium speed until the butter is pea sized.
5)   Add the water and mix until the dough comes together.
6)   Refrigerate for at least one hour.
7)   Cut into six 2 ounce pieces and form into the sprayed rings. You will have left over
       dough, refrigerate or freeze for another time.
8)   Refrigerate until ready to use.

The Peach and Cherry Filling
Ingredients:
1)   5 cups Peaches - peeled, pitted, and sliced
2)   1 cup Cherries - pitted
3)   Vanilla Bean - scraped
4)   cup Cornstarch
5)   2 tsp. Lemon Juice
6)   1/3 – cup Sugar

Preparation:
1)   Mix all ingredients together.
2)   Taste to see if more sugar is needed.
3)   Distribute filling between each galette.

To Bake
Ingredients:
1)   3 tbs. melted Butter
2)   cup raw Sugar
3)   Apricot Jam
4)   Vanilla Ice Cream
5)   The Galette Dough
6)   The Peach and Cherry Filling

Preparation:
1)   Fold the dough around the peach and cherry filling. Brush the dough with the butter
       and sprinkle with the raw sugar.
2)   Bake at 425 degrees until deep golden brown.
3)   Cool slightly before removing rings.
4)   Brush with apricot jam.
5)   Serve with vanilla ice cream.



Pastry Chef Zoe Behrens (left) and
Lindsey Gustin (right) at the studio



Good Eating!!!