Tomato & Denhay Cheddar Tart
75g Denhay cheddar (or a good quality aged cheddar)
6 small vine ripened British tomatoes
200g plain flour
150g unsalted butter
Large pinch salt
1 happy egg
150ml double cream
1 happy egg yolk
4 happy eggs
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To make the Tart
Chill or freeze the butter, chop into as smaller pieces as possible,
or grate with a cheese grater. Mix the butter, egg, flour and salt
in a bowl using a fork until it’s the consistency of fine crumbs.
Chill in the fridge for ½ hour.
Squeeze the mixture together to form a ball of dough, rollout on
a cool, flat, floured surface, then place in the tart dish. To blind
bake, fork over the pastry, line with parchment paper, fill with
baking beans and place in an oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, leave to cool, then remove beans and
Glaze with a beaten egg (or the spare egg white (whisked) from
the custard filling) and place back in the oven for 2 minutes.
Remove and put to one side.
Whisk the ingredients together and pour into the tart base.
Freeze the cheese for ½ hour and grate it with a cheese grater.
Sprinkle the Tomatoes and the cheese over the surface of the tart
and cook at 140°C for 40 - 60 minutes until it has a firm wobble.
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