Saturday, 17 January 2015

Leek and Bacon Tarts

A great addition to picnics, if you fancy a change from sausage rolls, these little pastries travel well and are surprisingly easy to make. You can mess about with the fillings, too. If you are not keen on leeks, try mushrooms instead, just peel and chop, then add instead of the leeks. 

You will need: 

250g Lean Bacon, roughly chopped
2-4 Leeks, depending on size
2tbsp Fresh Single Cream
100g Grated Cheese
1 pkt Short Crust Pastry

Chop the leeks thinly and blanch for a few minutes in boiling water.
Fry bacon for a few minutes in a little oil until cooked through.
Mix bacon and leeks together in a bowl and add the cream. Mix well.
Roll out pastry to half an inch thickness, then cut out three inch rounds.
Place rounds in a well greased bun tin.
Add a tablespoon of mixture to each round and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in a moderate (200C) oven for about 20 mins until golden and crispy.
For a meat-free option, substitute the bacon for mushrooms. 
You can add pastry lids with a smaller cutter to make them easier to pack for picnics.


1 comment

  1. These look delicious -great for school lunch boxes too


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