Garlic, leek and ricotta tart
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
The ricotta, a hint of garlic and the flavour of the leeks is a yummy combo. Simply serve with a salad or, if you are feeling more wintery, with some new potatoes and crusty bread. Trim only the very coarse ends from your leeks to avoid waste.
- Preheat an oven to 180C.
- Line a 10cm x 35cm tin with the shortcrust pastry. Bake blind lined with baking paper and rice for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
- Lower the oven to 170C.
- Heat the butter in a large pot. Add the leeks and garlic, cooking on a low heat for 15 minutes until completely softened. Remove from the heat.
- In a small bowl combine well the cream, eggs, ricotta, parmesan, salt and pepper. Add the leeks and stir gently. Pour the mixture into the pastry case. Place into the oven for 30 minutes until the centre is just set.
- Remove and cool slightly before serving.
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