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 holiday cooking, we all know it's helpful to have a few items that tick all of these boxes on the menu. 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 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 & apples on The Italian
- Avocado, egg, feta & olive oil on a baguette
Happy creating this holiday season!