Recipe: Broccoli and Blue Cheese Tart

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Quick and luxe tasting midweek meal

We had some Cambozola cheese leftover (I know, I couldn’t understand how there could be leftover cheese either!) and well, what to do with it rather than just munch it.  Mark had bought some tender stem broccoli from the local veg stall, so a quick lunch was concocted.  We added some cream cheese to make the blue cheese spreadable, and to eek it out a bit further.  Make smaller ones for canapes or as a starter.

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese Tart Recipe

Ingredients

1 x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
200g Tenderstem broccoli
250g cream cheese
125g blue cheese, we use Cambozola.

Method

Preheat your oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7.
Unroll the pastry sheet, keeping the paper on, onto a baking tray.(leaving it on its paper)
Score a border around the edge.
Using a fork, prick within the border randomly.
Bake the pastry for 15 minutes until golden.
Press the middle of the pastry down gently to flatten the centre.
Simmer the broccoli in boiling water until just tender.
Drain, pat dry and put aside.
In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and Cambozola.
Spread the cheese mixture within the border of the tart.
Place the broccoli over the cheese mixture.
Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the pastry is crispy.

broccoli and blue cheese tart 1

broccoli and blue cheese tart 1

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Tart

Quick and easy lunch or lighter dinner
Course easy lunch, Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 200 g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 125 g blue cheese we used Cambozola.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7.
  • Unroll the pastry sheet, keeping the paper on, onto a baking tray.(leaving it on its paper)
  • Score a border around the edge.
  • Using a fork, prick within the border randomly.
  • Bake the pastry for 15 minutes until golden.
  • Press the middle of the pastry down gently to flatten the centre.
  • Simmer the broccoli in boiling water until just tender.
  • Drain, pat dry and put aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and Cambozola.
  • Spread the cheese mixture within the border of the tart.
  • Place the broccoli over the cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the pastry is crispy.
Keyword blue cheese, broccoli, easy lunch, main course, puff pastry, quck, starter

broccoli and blue cheese tart 1

 

Emma

Emma

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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