Pea And Goat's Cheese Tart

Pea And Goat's Cheese Tart

1 hour

Serves 6

Budget

Nutritional information

PER SERVING (6) 763 kcalories, 23g protein, 43g carbohydrates, 56g fat, 34g saturated fat, 3g fibre, 3g sugars, 6.83g sodium.

Nutrition - as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese, potassium, plus antioxidants from the seasonings.

Ingredients

Shortcrust Pastry

100g strong cheddar cheese, grated

100g chilled butter, diced

250g plain flower

Good pinch sea salt and black pepper

Water and 1 beaten egg

 

Filling

200g frozen peas

2 medium leeks, trimmed, washed thoroughly

to remove any grit and sliced into 1cm rings

A knob of butter, about 100g

200ml full fat creme fraiche

2 large eggs and 1 extra yolk

250g goat's cheese, roughly cubed

Pinch of cayenne, sea salt and black pepper

Method

Shortcrust Pastry

Combine cheese and butter, flour and seasoning in a processor or by hand. Add iced water slowly until the mixture just holds together. Form into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out and line a 25cm flan case. Preheat oven to 200°C 400°F Gas mark 6. Bake blind for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush lightly with beaten egg. Now prepare the filling.

 

Filling

Sweat the leeks in the butter until soft but not brown. Remove from the heat. Add peas and turn to coat in the butter. Beat together the cr?®me fraiche, eggs, cayenne and season well. Stir in the leek and pea mixture, reserving some liquid if it is too wet. Pour into the prepared flan case. Scatter the goat's cheese on top. Bake at 180°C 350°F Gas Mark 4 for 20-25 minutes or until just set.

Serves 6-8

 

Tips

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)