Thursday 1 March 2012

St David's Day - Leek Tart

(Goblin is 28 months)
Happy St David's day. 
Goblin and I cooked a leek tart today to take to Nanny's house. It was super yummy so I am going to share the recipe. You will need
2 eggs
3 leeks
short crust pastry
150g (5 - 10 fl oz) cream/creme fresh or Quark

I cut the leeks the night before. If you have a child who is old enough to use a sharp knife they can do this bit but I thought there was probably a bit too much risk of a trip to A+E if I let Goblin try.  Fry the leeks - Don't let them turn brown. 
I also lined the 12 inch baking tray with ready rolled frozen short crust pastry (because I am incredibly lazy) and blind baked the pastry (for 10 minutes) the night before, in order to let it cool. To blind bake it you need to weigh down the pastry. I used tin foil filled with spilt peas. 
Goblin mixed the two eggs and the Quark (we use quark because its fat free and the cheesyness adds flavour, but you could use cream or creme fresh). Then we added the leeks and mixed that too. You can add salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg as you wish, but we kept ours unseasoned.
We filled the pastry base with the mixture and popped it in the oven for 30 minutes at 190C (365F gas mark 5).
 And this is what it looked like when it came out - YUM!

I'm sharing this on 
Around the world in 12 Dishes
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  1. Yumo, that looks tasty. I've never heard of quark before so will have to look into that! And we have leeks growing in our veggie patch that we can use to try this out :-) Thanks for sharing on Happy lil ❤'s are baking!

    1. Quark is German fat free soft cheese. Its odd but great for cooking with.

  2. Looks yummy... need to try this out!
    I made leek and chicken pie today.

  3. Wow... that does look good!! I've never tried leek before..thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. hope to see you again this week.


  4. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

  5. I've never heard of St. David's day but that tart looks good! I have bought leeks a few times for recipes but it's a vegetable that I just haven't gotten a good handle on yet. I'd love it if you'd link this up to Food Adventure Friday:


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