Thursday, 21 March 2013

Leek, Tomato, and Two-Cheese Tart

Wondering what to do with the last of your leeks? This is a really quick and easy recipe - it takes less than 10 minutes to make and just 30 minutes or so to cook. It is also very yummy!

Leek, tomato, and two-cheese tart

 Ingredients needed to make 4 individual or 1 large tart:

  • Puff pastry (homemade if you like, but much quicker if you cheat and buy ready made);
  • A leek;
  • 2 large or 4 small tomatoes;
  • 2 types of cheese - I use Feta and Double Gloucester because I like the contrasting tastes (tangy Feta and creamy Double Gloucester);
  • 1 egg (for glazing);
  • Fresh basil to garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C and oil and line a baking tray.
  2. Roll out your puff pastry to size - I like making individual tarts approximately 10 cm x 20 cm.
  3. Place your pastry on the baking tray and score an edge all the way round the pastry (about 0.5 cm from the edge).
  4. Arrange 3 or 4 thin slices of your 1st cheese (in my case Double Gloucester) on top of the pastry.
  5. Slice the leek, separate the ring of leek and arrange on top of the cheese.
  6. Slice the tomatoes and add several slices per tart.
  7. Cut your 2nd cheese (Feta for me) into small cubes and arrange on top of all the other ingredients (or fill in any little gaps).
  8. Brush a little egg over the top.
  9. Pop into the oven for approximately 30 minutes (keep a close eye on it after the first 20 minutes).
  10. If you want to add a little shredded fresh basil as a garnish.
I like eating this with a green salad.