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Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Tart
Recipe from the BBC Good Food website: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2940666/spinach-and-goats-cheese-puff
This recipe is perfect for a light brunch/lunch and if you have little time to cook. I love goat’s cheese. It’s my favourite cheese. Especially when it’s fresh. And this recipe, I found, does it justice. It is easy to make, quick and delicious. One tart can serve 4-6 persons depending on their appetite.
For 1 tart:
1 pack of ready roll puff pastry
400g of frozen spinach
250-300g soft goat’s cheese
¼ nutmeg grated
Preheat the oven to 220⁰C
Unroll the pastry and place on a rectangular oven tray. I usually leave it on its baking sheet to avoid handling the pastry too much and melting it. If your tray is smaller than the pastry, trim the excess. Prick it all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 10 min.
In the meantime, put the spinach, eggs, half the goat’s cheese, milk and nutmeg into a food processor and blitz for a few seconds. It needs to be mixed well but not pureed.
Before adding the mixture, press the middle of the pastry down.
Then spread the filling evenly and scatter the rest of the goat’s cheese on top (I found that using a teaspoon made it easier to do even little cheese balls and looked nicer). I added a pinch of black pepper on top as it goes really well with goat’s cheese but it is optional.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the mixture is set. You can serve it hot or cold with a nice green salad or on its own.
Et voilá! Bon appétit.