Bacon, Onion and Cheese Tart

The shortcrust pastry base is made using a combination of flours, producing a rich nutty flavour and is a tasty alternative to Quiche Lorraine.

Category:  Main Course  - 
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Ingredients

For 6 Serving(s)

Recipe

  • 100 g wholemeal flour
  • 100 g rye flour
  • 100 g cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g lardons (diced bacon)
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 250 ml milk
  • handful of grated cheese such as Cheddar or Emmental
  • 2 eggs

Bacon, Onion and Cheese Tart Directions

  1. 1. Place the flours and butter into the goblet of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg pulse again then if necessary ice cold water, a tablespoon at a time to bring the mixture together.
  2. 2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, lightly knead then roll out to line a 25cm quiche / tart / flan dish. Prick the base with a fork and allow to rest for 30 minutes or longer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C and blind bake* the pastry shell.
  4. 3. Meanwhile, gently sauté the lardons in a non-stick frying pan until they are just beginning to brown. Remove, drain on absorbent kitchen paper and add the onion to the pan to gently sauté to soft in the fat from the bacon. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  5. 4. Scatter the lardons and onion over the semi-cooked shell. Beat the eggs with the milk and season with black pepper. Pour over the filling and sprinkle over a handful of grated cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top has browned a little and the filling has set. Serve warm or cold.
  6.   To blind bake:
  7. Roll out the pastry and line the quiche dish, pricking the base all over with a fork to allow any trapped air to escape. Scrunch up a sheet of kitchen parchment and lay it followed by special ceramic baking beans, dried beans, pasta or rice on the pastry. Allow to rest for at least 30 minutes then pop into a preheated oven of 180C for 10 minutes. Remove the beans and paper and return the pastry shell to the oven for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
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