Author Notes: So you have a picnic coming up and you’re out of ideas for what to bring? Fear not, I may have just what you need. —Ala Lemon
ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
grams / 1 lb leeks, sliced very thinly
grams / 2 tbsp butter
tablespoons tarragon leaves, chopped
milliliters / 1¼ cup milk
Freshly grated nutmeg
grams / 7 oz. / 1 cup log goat’s cheese, half chopped, the rest sliced
Salt & pepper
tablespoon roughly chopped almond or hazelnuts (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
- Line your tin with baking parchment. Unroll the pastry and fit it into the tin.
- Line with more baking parchment, fill with baking beans and blind bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake 5 minutes more to dry the base.
- Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan, fry the leeks and tarragon in the butter until they have rendered their liquid and it has evaporated. Set aside to cool a little.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, nutmeg, salt & pepper. Whisk until well mixed, then stir in the chopped cheese.
- Carefully tip the leek mixture into the pastry, arrange the sliced cheese on top and scatter over the nuts, if using.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and the filling is set.
- Serve warm, cold or at room temperature, at home or at the park.
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