LEEK TART

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LEEK TART
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
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  1. On a cold winter day, to have something nourishing and full of callories, for those wide winter coats work wonderfully at hiding the protruding bellies...
  2. Ingredients: The Pastry: 2 cups regular flour, sieved 180 g cold butter, cut into small cubes 1 egg 3 tablespoons cold water approximately somesalt The Leek filling: 25 g white dry mushrooms 50 g butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 thyme sprig, leaves only 5 small fresh leeks salt freshly ground black pepper 1 pack cream (single or double) 3 eggs, thoroughly beaten Round pie tin 26 cm in diametre, if possible with a removable base
  3. Directions: 1. To make the pastry: Place the flour, salt, butter and egg to a food processor, equipped with a plastic mixing blade, and process for 5 seconds. Add 3 tablespoons cold water and continue to process for the shortest period possible untill all the batter is formed. Roll the pastry into a ball, wrap in a plastic wrap and refrigerate until required. 2. Place the pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll in 3-4 mm thick. With the help of a rolling pin, transfer the pastry to a pie tin. Adjust the pastry to a tin, prick with a fork. Bake at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes and remove to cool. 3. Soak the mushrooms in hot water for about half an hour. Strain and wash well to remove sand. Chop. 4. Remove about 5 cm of the top green parts from leeks. Peel 1 layer, wash, and slice into1 mm thick slices. 5. In a large frying pan melt the butter and saute the garlic, thyme and leeks for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper. Transform to a bowl and letl cool a little. 6. In a separate dish whisk eggs with cream, add leek mixture and stir. Transform the filling into a tin with pastry and bake at 160-170 degrees C for 30-40 minutes or until the pie is lightly brown. Variation: some grated parmezan may be added before the last 10 minutes of baking.
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Source: Old CookShare. Recipe ID: 2073

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