cf-newlogo

Asparagus & Spring Onion Tart

asparagus

We are so lucky that Asparagus grows in abundance in this area and here's a lovely, fresh Springy recipe for you - Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart

Serves 6

Shortcrust Pastry
4 ozs (110 g) white flour
2 ozs (55 g) butter
1 egg, preferably free-range

Filling
5 ozs (140 g) asparagus, trimmed and with ends peeled
½ oz (15 g) butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
9 ozs (255 g) onion, finely chopped (we use about half spring onion complete with green tops and half ordinary onion)
4 ozs (110 g) Irish Cheddar cheese, grated
3 eggs, preferably free-range
4 fl ozs (120 ml) cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 x 7 inch (18 cm) quiche tin or 1 x 7 (18 cm) flan ring

First make the shortcrust pastry. Sieve the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Mix in the egg to bind the pastry. Add a little water if necessary, but don’t make the pastry too sticky. Chill for 15 minutes. Then roll out the pastry to line the quiche tin or flan ring to a thickness of 1/8 inch (3mm) approx.We recommend the Silverwood tins as they are ab fab and NEVER stick. Line with greaseproof paper and fill to the top with dried beans (we sell those too!)and bake blind for approximately 20 minutes in a moderate oven, 180C/350F/Gas 4. Remove the beans, egg wash the base and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes. This seals the pastry and helps to avoid a ‘soggy bottom’.

Next make the filling. Melt the butter, add the olive oil and onions; sweat the onions with a good pinch of salt until soft but not coloured. 

Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water until al dente, then drain. When it is cool enough to handle, cut into ½ inch (1 cm) pieces. 

Whisk the eggs in a bowl; add the cream, almost all the cheese, onion and the cooked asparagus. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour into the pastry case, sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top and bake in a moderate oven 180C/350F/Gas 4, for 40-45 minutes.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

View previous campaigns.

 

search our site

Whoopies!

whoopies

Desserts

VickySponge

Scones

scones

Bread

WhiteBread

Salads

RoastPotatoSalad

Gluten Free

choc-fudge-cake

Eggs

TomatoBasilTart

Preserves

apricotjam

Cakes

chocmeringue

Cup Cakes

fondant

Pastry

TartsBlindBig

Veggies

VegGateaux 1

Pies & Tarts

GoatsCheeseTarts

Biscuits

macaroons

Tasty Recipes

VegGateaux 2

The Udder Coffee Shop

FP-sign

Products

spoons1

Bit of a Pud?

cakeFP

Or a Pie?

LemonCurd

Join us on Facebook

facebook-f

The Cud Life

 cudlife 1