Recipe Category: Pastries
Baby Blue Cheese Tarts
Buttery , crisp, blue cheese, darling little tarts.
|Preparation Time:||30 minutes|
|Cooking time:||50 minutes|
- 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
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.