Caramelised Garlic Tart with Spinach and Feta
Flaky pastry deserves a rich topping and this is such a tart. The Chinese Puff Pastry recipe is so under utilised in my kitchen and this recipe is perfect for just that. You could use an ordinary puff pastry recipe or any of the other pastry recipes listed below, or even a commercial puff pastry will work well with this too, though I have to say, it is worth the work of homemade for the taste outcome.
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- 1 Batch Chinese Puff Pastry ready to roll Recipe
- 50 Grams Parmesan cheese, cubed
- 50 Grams Mature Cheddar Cheese cubed
- 50 Grams Jarlsburg cheese, cubed
- 3 heads of whole garlic
- 25 Grams Balsamic Vinegar
- 30 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) plus some more BUY
- 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 Pinches Pink Salt Flakes plus more to taste BUY
- 1 Fresh Rosemary sprig foliage only
- 80 Grams Cream BUY
- 1 eggs
- Black Pepper to taste
- large Bunches fresh baby spinach
- 60 Grams feta, cut into small cubes
Make sure your pastry is chilled but ready to roll before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Roll pastry to roughly fit a Swiss roll tin, dock the surface with a fork before filling.
Place cheeses into Thermomix bowl and mill 8 sec/speed 8. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Place garlic cloves and enough water to cover into Thermomix bowl and cook 10 min/Varoma/Reverse/speed 1. Drain garlic through simmering basket and cool slightly before cutting through whole heads and squeezing out soft garlic from skins.
Return garlic flesh to clean, dry Thermomix bowl and add vinegar, EVOO, sugar and salt. Cook 8 min/Varoma/Reverse/speed 1. Set paste aside.
Without cleaning bowl, place rosemary, cream, egg, salt and pepper to taste into Thermomix bowl and blend 7 sec/speed 7.
Wilt the spinach in a large frying pan with just a drizzle of EVOO.
Spread garlic paste over pastry base, top with the wilted spinach and pour egg mix over. Sprinkle with grated cheese and cubed feta and bake for 30-35 minutes on a pastry setting, (heat from bottom element.)
Serve garnished with plenty of freshly chopped herbs and a green salad.
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