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Recipe Category: Pastries

Baby Blue Cheese Tarts

Buttery , crisp, blue cheese, darling little tarts.

Makes: 24
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 140g blue cheese
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 120g chilled butter, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • chervil or parsley, for garnish
Method

Combine flour, hazelnuts and salt in a bowl and rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Lightly beat 2 eggs and mix into flour to form a dough. Knead lightly until smooth, roll into a ball, flatten slightly, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to 2mm thickness and use to line 24 x 6cm fluted tins (or patty tins). Pastry may tear during this process but can be easily pressed back together. Prick pastry with a fork and bake at 200°C for 15 minutes until a light golden colour. Reserve 1/3 of the blue cheese for garnish and mash the rest in a mixing bowl with a fork. Mix in cream, remaining lightly beaten eggs and spring onions. Spoon into pastry shells and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden brown and puffed. Remove from tins and serve garnished with reserved blue cheese and chervil or parsley sprigs.

Recipe Type: Pastries, Vegetarian

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: James Vlahogiannis
Date Created: 18/05/2009

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