Bacon and Cheese Tart

Source : To Make The Pastry Weigh The Flour In A Bowl And Add The Butter Diced Into Small Pieces Rub The Fat Into The Flour With Your Fingers Until You Have A ...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : April 15, 2021

Step:

  1. To make the pastry, weigh the flour in a bowl and add the butter, diced into small pieces.

    Bacon and Cheese Tart recipe step 1 photo
  2. Rub the fat into the flour with your fingers until you have a mixture that looks like breadcrumbs. Add the mustard powder, paprika and grated cheese and mix.

    Bacon and Cheese Tart recipe step 2 photo
  3. Add cold water, about 2 tbsp and mix to form a dough, you might need a little more water but add gradually. Knead into a ball, flatten, wrap in plastic film and chill for 20 minutes.

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  4. Gently sauté the bacon and onion in melted butter until soft, don't brown. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

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  5. Roll the pastry out on a floured surface and use to line a 23cm tart tin. Trim the edges and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Heat the oven to 180C/ Gas 4.

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  6. Line the tart with baking parchment and add baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes then remove beans and paper and place back in the oven for 5 minutes until the pastry is just cooked.

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  7. Place the Creme fraiche in a jug or bowl with the eggs. I used 4 but if you're feeding 4 people use 5. Mix well. Add salt and pepper.

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  8. Grate the cheese.

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  9. By now the pastry case should have cooled. Spread the bacon and onion mixture in the base, then half the grated cheese.

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  10. Place the tart on a baking sheet. Slowly pour the egg and cream mixture over the bacon and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

    Bacon and Cheese Tart recipe step 10 photo
  11. Bake the tart for 20 minutes until just firm and golden brown on top. Cool slightly then eat warm in slices, served with salad.

    Bacon and Cheese Tart recipe step 11 photo

Ingredients

  1. 300 g plain flour
  2. 150 g butter
  3. 1/2 tsp English mustard powder
  4. Sprinkle paprika
  5. 75 g extra mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  6. 3-4 tbsp Creme fraiche
  7. 4-5 eggs
  8. 5-6 rashers bacon
  9. 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  10. 100 g extra mature Cheddar
  11. Salt and black pepper

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