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Carrot and goat’s cheese tart

This delicious carrot and goat’s cheese tart is the perfect summer dish that can be made ahead and enjoyed all week.  

With the advantage of being meat-free, this

Serves: 4-6   Prep time: 30 minutes and 1 hour resting time   Cook time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

You’ll need

For the pastry:

  • 140g plain flour
  • 70g chilled butter, cut into dice
  • 50g grated mature cheddar
  • water to bind
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 400g Chantenay carrots
  • 1 lemon (grate half and juice whole lemon)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 eggs whole
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200ml tub crème fraiche
  • 180g goat’s cheese cut into slices

What to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/Gas Mark 5.
  2. To make the pastry put the flour, salt and chilled butter into a food processor and whiz for a few seconds until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively, sift the flour and salt into a medium bowl, add the butter and rub lightly together with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Then stir in the cheese and add 2-2 ½ tablespoons of cold water gradually mixing with a fork until the pastry just holds together. Wrap the pastry in Clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the pastry into a circle bigger than the flan tin, line the flan tin, pressing it well into the case. Trim the edges and prick the base with a fork.
  5. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, then bake the tart case blind for 15 minutes. Remove the baking beans and cook for a further 10 minutes to cook the base.
  6. Meanwhile place the carrots on a baking sheet. Season well and drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice. Roast in the oven alongside the tart case for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Mix together the eggs, egg yolk and crème fraîche, and season. Then place the carrots and diced goat’s cheese in the cooked tart case, with the sprigs of fresh thyme and pour over the egg mixture.
  8. Lower the heat in the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/Gas Mark 4 and cook the tart until it has just set. Leave to cool. Serve with a green salad and new potatoes.
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