Saturday, 12 January 2013

Goat cheese Tart...


This is a CRUSTLESS and quick goat cheese (or any cheese for that matter) tart, that I make for lunch to finish up cheese that just won't get eaten.  The crust is just about there in a form of a few breadcrumbs and butter (so they stay in place!), this is necessary so you can turn out the tart to serve.


  First, generously butter a cake tin and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs (leaving the excess in the base), then place this in the fridge to chill down while the oven heats up to 200°c/ 400°f.


6 eggs
480 ml / 2 cups of milk and cream 
(you decide how much of each, but I quite like one of each)

85 g/ 3 oz of goat cheese (more or less as you want)
2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
salt and pepper (I used pink peppercorns as they go well with goat cheese)

Mix in a bowl the eggs, milk and cream (salt and pepper).  Gently pour the liquid into the tin (which has chilled for at least 10 minutes).  I like to dot around the cut up goat cheese evenly and then sprinkle the parmesan on the top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes so the middle is set firm.  Let stand for 30 minutes before turning out onto a board and then flip back over onto a plate.  Eat warm or cold.  I sometimes make in a square tin and cut into cubes to serve as aperitif ...  


23 comments:

  1. That looks nice Ivan.
    AGA makes a similar tart but includes onions which when I first heard of it sounded like it could horrible but it is really rather nice.
    I am going to show him your recipe.
    Bye for now
    Kirk

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    1. Hello Kirk,
      Thank you, I shall have to try that next time! Hope you had a good weekend.
      Ivan

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  2. That looks really lovely. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hello Jennifer,
      Thank you, I thought this may appeal to your cheese appreciation. I hope you are doing alright after a difficult weekend.
      Ivan

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  3. Mmmm looks good! I loooove goat cheese. I spent a month in a town of Touraine, and I remember the Sainte-Maure cheese ... It was spectacular. :)

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks, yes - that area is very well known for their goat cheeses. I am a big fan also!
      Ivan

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  4. We like goat cheese and the fact that it is basically crustless will satisfy us both. Any cheese,eh? I could experiment. Thanks Ivan. Wishing you a great weekend.
    Jim

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    1. Hello Jim,
      Thanks, the crustless is a good trick and really speeds up the cooking. Yes, I grate other cheeses (even mixes), it a good way to use up cheeses.
      Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
      Ivan

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  5. This looks so good! Some people near us have started a savory cheesecake business. This would be a fabulous base. Then people heat them for parties and use like a dip...I will try to make this Ivan!In fact, our friends make their own goat cheese...I will have to beg some.

    http://www.wickedkickin.com/ (for ideas)

    Peace.

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    1. Hello,
      Hope you are feeling a bit better. I shall go to your link with interest, thanks. Friends who make their own cheese... lucky you,I dream to do that!
      Ivan

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  6. I love goat cheese, and crustless sounds good too. I will try this.

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    1. Hello Terry,
      Happy that you like this!
      Ivan

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  7. Oh my, you found my soft spot...goat cheese. You can bet this little baby will be on my dinner table tomorrow night! I'm sure it is outstanding...thanks Ivan.

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    1. Hello Joanne,
      Thanks, pleased you like this! Hope you enjoyed eating it as much as I did!
      Ivan

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  8. Hi, great blog, you have a new follower from Spain.

    Marina
    http://marinainblue.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Hello Marina,
      Thank you for joining and pleased you like my blog. I shall go over to your blog later.
      Ivan

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  9. Thanks Ivan,
    Yum! Now I know what to do with that leftover goat cheese in my fridge!
    I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend.

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    1. Hello Louise,
      Thank you, it's a good one to use up cheese. I had a very good weekend thanks and I hope that your cold is better now?
      Ivan

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    2. Thanks for the well wishes, Ivan.
      I'm improving - still house walking though.
      Glad to hear that your weekend was very good.

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  10. This looks heavenly! I think I'll make it with some Banon.
    I'm so happy to have found your blog! I'm making myself a cuppa and am going to scour through your old posts and see what other delicious treats you've made :)

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    1. Hello Sara-Louise,
      Thank you so much for joining - I have just been over to your lovely blog and look forwards to reading more! I have tried Banon before (on vacation in the south), must be from around where you are - I hope you enjoy it!
      Best wishes Ivan

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  11. This looks devine! We make similar baseless tarts in Greece, too!

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