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Organic Leek and Bacon Tart

This is a special treat with great flavour

6-8 people

Ingredients

  • Pastry

    • 275g plain flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 150g butter
    • 2 organic egg yolks
    • 3 tablesp. approx. very cold water

     

    Filling

    • 225g streaky bacon, diced
    • 4 organic leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
    • 6 organic eggs
    • 100g organic cream cheese
    • 1 tablesp. mustard
    • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
    • Salt and black pepper

Main

  • Pastry

    • 275g plain flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 150g butter
    • 2 organic egg yolks
    • 3 tablesp. approx. very cold water

     

    Filling

    • 225g streaky bacon, diced
    • 4 organic leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
    • 6 organic eggs
    • 100g organic cream cheese
    • 1 tablesp. mustard
    • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
    • Salt and black pepper

Method

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To Make the Pastry: Sieve the flour and salt in to the food processor bowl.  Cut the butter into pieces and add to the flour.  Whizz the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.  While it is still whizzing add the egg yolks and just enough water to combine the dough. 

Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven, Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF). Roll out the pastry thinly.  Line a 28cm (11”) flan dish.  Remove any air pockets.  Prick the base with a fork and bake blind for 15-20 minutes.

To Make the Filling: Cook the streaky bacon in a hot pan until crisp.  Add the leeks and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.  Remove from the heat. 

In a large bowl beat the eggs, cream cheese, mustard, Cayenne pepper and seasoning together. Add the leeks and bacon.  Pour the filling into the baked pastry case and bake for a further 35-40 minutes.

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Method

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To Make the Pastry: Sieve the flour and salt in to the food processor bowl.  Cut the butter into pieces and add to the flour.  Whizz the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.  While it is still whizzing add the egg yolks and just enough water to combine the dough. 

Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven, Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF). Roll out the pastry thinly.  Line a 28cm (11”) flan dish.  Remove any air pockets.  Prick the base with a fork and bake blind for 15-20 minutes.

To Make the Filling: Cook the streaky bacon in a hot pan until crisp.  Add the leeks and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.  Remove from the heat. 

In a large bowl beat the eggs, cream cheese, mustard, Cayenne pepper and seasoning together. Add the leeks and bacon.  Pour the filling into the baked pastry case and bake for a further 35-40 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm.  A green salad makes the perfect accompaniment.