Friday 8 October 2010

A little something for the weekend.

Leek and Blue cheese Tarts.

Makes 6 small tarts. I use the mini tart tins with a removable base, I think I got them in Sainsburys.

6oz shortcrust pastry
2 leeks chopped
100g blue cheese
2 eggs
150ml double cream
2 TBspns chives
salt and pepper
2 shallots
1 clove garlic crushed

Line the tart tins with pastry and bake blind for 12 minutes.

fry off the shallots in a little oil, till just golden, add the garlic and leeks until the leeks are soft.
add 1 TBspn plain flour and the chives. mix well.

add the salt and pepper

Beat the eggs and cream.

Fill the pastry cases with leek mixture top with crumbled blue cheese .

Pour the egg/cream mixture over each tart

Bake at Gas mark 4 for 30-40 minutes, till set and the pastry is golden.


  1. MMMm they look sooo good. We have an allotment full of leeks that will be ready at stages over the next couple of months so I might have to try these.

  2. These look so yummy ...shame i'm the only one who adores blue cheese ...I would have to eat them all ... shame lol they freeze well???

  3. Have never frozen them Angie. If you don't over do it with the cheese you really can't taste it much at all, I don't like blue cheese at all, never,ever eat it, but these tasrts taste lovely to me.

  4. Another yummy recipe, thank you :-)
    Anne x

  5. Om nom nom nom. Love blue cheese! Love leeks! These sound gorgeous.