Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
17th - 23rd
October 2016

Pea and Leek Tart

Mains
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Cooking time: 
30-45 minutes
Preparation time: 
15-30 minutes
Ingredients: 
  • 1 quantity of short-crust pastry, home made or ready-made
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g Stork tub
  • 4 baby leeks or 1 large leek, halved and finely sliced
  • 300g peas, fresh or frozen
  • 300ml double cream
  • 150ml single cream
  • 25g Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper

 

Method: 
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C/GM4. Roll out the pastry and line a Pyrex flan pan. Pack with baking paper and baking or dried beans. Blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove the baking beans and paper and bake for a further 5 minutes. Trim and put aside.
  • Heat the Stork and olive oil in a pan and soften the leeks with the fresh thyme. Put aside.
  • Tip the creams and peas into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then purée in a processor until smooth.
  • Stir in the leeks, cheese and seasoning to taste. Pour into the flan pan and bake for 40-45 minutes on a middle shelf until the centre has a slight wobble and the topping is golden. Allow to cool to just warm before serving.