Apple, Courgette And Blue Cheese Tart

Apple, Courgette And Blue Cheese Tart

Serves 4

Ingredients

Pastry:

  • 100g brown rice flour
  • 120g plain gluten free flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp xanthan gum 
  • pinch of salt
  • 120g unsalted butter (cubed and chilled)
  • 1 x large egg, beaten
  • 3-4tbsp ice cold water

Filling:

  • 2 x red apples
  • 2 x courgettes
  • 2 x large eggs, beaten
  • 110g blue cheese (I prefer Saint Agur, as its soft and creamy)
  • 60g crushed walnuts
  • handful of fresh thyme

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF (180ยฐC).
  • For the pastry, mix the flours, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt in a food processor. Then add the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add the beaten egg and half of the water, mix in the processor until a dough comes together. You can add more water, a tsp at a time if dough is too dry.
  • Turn out the pastry onto a lightly floured board, knead gently and shape into a round. Cover and chill for about 15 mins.
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured board and place into a greased tart tin, I used a 7 inch round tart tin (but could use tartlet tins to make individuals, although you would need to adjust cooking times). As the pastry is gluten free, it will be a bit dry and therefore might crack so just press into the tin.
  • Make fork holes in the base of the pastry and blind bake for 10minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, finely slice the apples and courgettes, unpeeled.
  • Arrange apples and courgettes on the pastry. Pour over beaten egg. Crumble blue cheese and walnuts over the top and then sprinkle the leaves of fresh thyme.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25-30mins.
  • Can be served straight from the oven or cooled. 
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