When you hear the word "tartine," what comes to mind? You might think of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, or the time you ordered a savory ham & gruyère tartine at a quaint cafe in France. Or, like many of us, you may not be familiar with the word at all.
The term tartine is a French word that describes any open-faced sandwich, and it is a commonly found on breakfast and lunch menus throughout Europe.
We love tartines for three main reasons:
- They're simple enough that you can pull a couple ingredients from your pantry or refrigerator and have a delicious dish ready in a few minutes.
- They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or as an appetizer.
- They are a crowd pleaser!
When it comes to planning a holiday menu, we all know it's helpful to have a few items that tick all of these boxes. So we wanted to share a few tartine ideas that you can serve your guests this holiday season.
The recipe below is one we recently shared as a team at the Bakehouse, but if this Thanksgiving-themed tartine doesn't suit you, continue reading for other ideas!
Cranberry & Brie Tartines
1 sourdough baguette, sliced diagonally
8 oz triple cream brie cheese
8 oz cranberry sauce (like this one)
2 tsp orange zest
2 tsp fresh thyme
- Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place baguette slices on a cookie sheet. Slice brie into wedges and place one wedge on each baguette slice.
- Toast in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes until brie is slightly melted.
- Top brie with a spoonful of cranberry sauce, and sprinkle with orange zest and thyme. Serve immediately.
Interested in other ideas?Try the combinations below that feature a few of our other breads and partner products:
- Smoked ham & weis cheddar on the Country Loaf
Smoked salmon pate & arugula on Deli Rye
- Goat cheese, blackberries, pistachios & honey on Seeded Country
- Aged gouda, bacon & apple on The Italian
- Avocado, egg, feta & olive oil on a baguette
If you serve tartines this holiday season, let us know what flavor combinations you created in the comments below.
Thank you for your support this time of year. We wish you a warm and loving holiday season.