Yello people! 😀
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So, remember I’d spoken about my ice-cream machine last post? Yeah, well, turns out the machine was jinxed after all! I tried making a lime sorbet almost like 3 times and spent nearly 50% of my pocket money on the ingredients and the result was still a sloppy liquid! 😦
Ummm, yeah I did waste a hell lot of money on the machine and the saddest part is I’m not gonna be getting a refund! How is this even possible! How did I fall into the online trap!??
PS: Remind me to never order stuff online! -_-
Trust me though, when I say that I am gonna have sorbet, frozen yogurt and ice cream recipes! We shall do it the old fashioned way!
No harm done there! 😀
Besides, I wanted to do a little savory something for the blog today! I mean, I ABSOLUTELY L-O-V-E desserts but then you know, sometimes, a little tingle of spice on the tongue is an amazing, sensational feeling!
Alright, this might remotely sound like I’m boasting or something, but trust me that is not the least of my intention! But, this tart was soooooooooo super gorgeous, YOU SIMPLY HAVEEEEEEE TO TRY IT! I mean, seriously, my mom isn’t much of an eater. She loves her traditional Indian fare and an occasional handful of Lay’s.
But, this was the first time, she actually ate 2 large slices of this tart! And trust me, it was over within 30 minutes! F-L-A-T!
It was that good!!!!! *_*
So, the first thing you need to know is how to make this filling! It’s super easy!!
FOR THE FILLING!
All you need to do is, roughly chop some spinach, slice some mushrooms and take a handful of corn and keep it aside.
Slice some onions, chop some garlic and saute lightly in a pan containing hot oil. Add some crushed pepper, mixed Italian herbs and some chilli flakes. Also add some salt and paprika powder.
Tip in the corn first, saute for about a couple of minutes and then add the mushrooms. Stir for about 2-3 minutes and finally add the spinach. This is what your veggies will look like initially:
Cook for more 2-3 minutes until your spinach is completely wilted!!!!
So, that is it!!!!! And you do not really need a fixed recipe for the filling! That’s the best part about cooking as opposed to baking, I feel! 😀
You need to keep tasting and adding as per your likes and taste!
If you ask me,
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic (YES!!! I LOVEEEEE the flavour of garlic in my food!!!!!)
1 tbsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp crushed pepper
salt as per the taste
a handful of corn
6 button mushrooms sliced
1 bundle of spinach roughly chopped
FOR THE SHORTCRUST PASTRY:
160 gms all purpose flour
80 gms butter
1 tbsp cold water
salt and pepper
FOR THE FILLING:
The filling recipe mentioned above
100 gms cottage cheese cut into squares (If you cannot find cottage cheese, you can use any other variety that DOES NOT melt)
200 mls cream
pepper, mixed herbs and chilli flakes as per taste
Make your shortcrust pastry first. Rub together the chilled butter into the flour and the spices until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and combine to form a dough. DO NOT NEED IT!
Add a little cold water if you find it difficult to combine into a ball or the mixture looks extremely dry!
Wrap in the cling film and chill for about 30-45 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare your filling and leave it to cool thoroughly at room temperature.
Dust your worktop with flour and roll out your pastry. Preheat your oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Line the tart tin with this pastry and poke holes with a fork.
Bake blind in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. To do this, simply use a foil paper and load it with beans and place this on the tart so as to avoid the puffing of the tart while baking in the oven. In the last 5 minutes, get the beans out.
Leave your tart pan to cool.
This should take about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, Beat in the eggs into the cream and set aside.
Add your filling to the tart, place the cubes of cottage cheese and pour the mixture of cream and eggs.
Bake in the oven at a 180 degrees Celsius for about 30-35 minutes or until the sides have browned well.
Take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 10-15 minutes.
Remove from the pastry case and cut slices and serve warm!!! 😀
If heaven had a taste, I’m sure this would be it!!!
I hope you’re gonna try this ! 🙂
Have an amazing weekend! 🙂