Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen’s Baba Ghanoush Tart combines smoky, sweet, salty and nutty flavors.
’Tis the season for dinner parties and indulgences, when turduckens or, worse, piecakens end up on some entertaining menus. A piecaken is three different pies baked into a cake. But why not have just one so rich and flavorful that you won’t yearn for an extra pie or three?
As a food writer and host of the YouTube cooking show “Feast in the Middle East,” I usually feel extra pressure to step up to the plate (no pun intended) and really deliver on a unique dish that will wow all of my guests. One experimental afternoon I had all of the ingredients to make the eggplant dip baba ghanoush as well as a sack of almond meal – and my Baba Ghanoush Tart was born.