Wednesday, 26 December 2012

asparagus and cheddar tart.

shopping list
♥ 250g asparagus, boiled for 5 minutes
♥ 200g cheddar cheese, grated
♥ five eggs
♥ a sheet of ready made shortcrust pastry
♥ 150ml milk


so this christmas, my job was to made the starter for christmas dinner. it had to be for 11 people, from teenagers to grandparents - so nothing too fussy. i couldn't use the oven as that would be taken up with turkey and trimmings. but i didn't fancy just making a prawn cocktail, tomato soup or pate on toast!

i decided i would make a couple of flavours of tart. this one being asparagus and cheddar and one goats cheese and red onion tart - which is in the next post.

as i have been working during christmas and wanted something quick and simple (so i could go out on christmas eve!) i used jus roll ready to roll shortcrust pastry. this recipe is really simple with lovely results whatever your filling of choice! plus - i was super lucky in that the sheet of pastry fitted my baking tray perfectly.

preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

both follow a similar start - whisking the 5 eggs in a jug and then adding the milk. next add the filling to the base. this was a layer of most of the grated cheese followed by rows of asparagus on top. then slowly pour over the egg and milk mixture, followed by the last bits of cheese.

bake in the oven for at least 30 minutes, check with a little shake of the tin to see if it has set. if it still looks gooey or you just want a more golden finish, bake for another 10 minutes.

i served with a simple side of rocket and cherry tomatoes, with balsamic dressing.

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