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GOATS’ CHEESE, TOMATO AND COURGETTE TART WITH TRACKLEMENTS STICKY FIG RELISH

This recipe may seem more complicated than it actually is because blind baking the pastry case is an extra step but, quite honestly, once that’s done it’s a doddle and these Summery flavours are a real crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:

plain flour, for dusting

320g pack shortcrust pastry

2 large courgettes, coarsely grated

1-2 tsp salt

knob of butter

Handful of cherry tomatoes, cut into chunky

slices

215ml whipping cream

3 eggs, beaten

ground black pepper
1⁄2 jar of Tracklements Sticky Fig Relish 110g soft goats’ cheese

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
  2. Lightly dust a surface with flour and roll out the pastry into a large circle approx. half a centimetre thick. Line a tart tin (about 23cm) with the pastry and cut away the excess. Prick the pastry all over with a fork, line with baking paper, fill with baking beans and blind bake for 10-15 mins until the pastry starts to turn golden. Remove paper and beans. Cook for 5 more mins until crisp and cooked through. Leave to cool
  3. Put the courgettes into a bowl, sprinkle with 1-2tsp of salt and mix. Leave for a few mins then tip onto kitchen towel or a clean tea towel and press to remove all the excess liquid
  4. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, add the courgettes and tomatoes to the pan. Cook for around 3 mins. Put the courgettes and tomatoes in a bowl and add the cream and the egg. Add some ground black pepper (and salt if the salt from the courgettes isn’t enough)
  1. Reduce oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Spread the Sticky Fig Relish over the bottom of the tart case, add the courgette mixture, crumble the goats’ cheese on top. Bake for 40 mins until set
  2. Cool before cutting.

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