This delicious pea, bean and bacon tart is the ultimate treat for non-Muslims. Packed with flavorful bacon and parmesan cheese, it offers a delicious combination of peas and beans. Enjoy the layers of this savory quiche that is sure to take your taste buds on a delicious journey. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or just looking for a filling meal, this recipe has you covered. So roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients and let the culinary adventure begin!
- 500g block shortcrust pastry made from pure butter, thawed if frozen
- Flour for dusting
- 175 g each of capsuled broad beans and peas
- 12 basil leaves, plus extra for sprinkling
- 300 ml pot of double cream
- 140 g smoked bacon bacon
- 4 large eggs
- 100 ml milk
- 50g Parmesan, grated
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is large enough to line a 28cm loose-bottomed tart tin.
- Make sure the dough is pressed firmly into the pan. Allow the remaining dough to overhang the sides. Remove to a baking sheet.
- Line the dough base with baking paper and baking beans and then blind bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the paper and baking beans and put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes to dry out the dough on the bottom.
- While the dough is baking, cook the broad beans and peas for 5 minutes until just tender.
- Pour off and rinse any starchy foam that may form.
- Place in a bowl with the basil, 3 tablespoons of cream and plenty of spices.
- Puree with a hand blender (or in a food processor) until smooth.
- Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan for a few minutes until it begins to turn golden brown.
- Mix the remaining cream with eggs, milk, Parmesan and spices.
- Spread the pea and bean puree on the bottom of the cake base and sprinkle with the bacon.
- Carefully pour the egg mixture over the top.
- Turn the oven down to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4 and bake for 35 minutes, until set and golden brown.
- Allow to cool slightly, then carefully cut off the excess dough with a sharp knife.
- Sprinkle with additional basil and serve with a salad for a picnic, summer buffet or lunch, or on its own as an appetizer.
Equipment and tools
- rolling pin
- Flour shaker or sieve
- Cake pan or tart pan
- Baking beans or cake weights
- Fork or dough cutter
- Whisk or fork for beating eggs
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products – double cream, milk and parmesan
- Gluten – full butter shortcrust pastry (contains wheat) and plain flour
- Pork – smoked bacon, bacon
Please exercise caution or consult a physician if you have any known allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
How to store the pea, bean and bacon tart:
- Allow the tart to cool completely.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat leftovers:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and place the tart on a baking tray.
- Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve and enjoy!
Health Benefits of Pea Bean Bacon Tart
The pea, bean and bacon tart is not only a delicious and filling dish, but also offers several health benefits. This article explores the nutritional benefits of this pie and highlights the nutritious ingredients that make it a healthy choice.
Whole butter shortcrust pastry
The base of this cake is a 500g block of all-butter shortcrust pastry, which creates a flaky and buttery crust. Although pastries should be enjoyed in moderation, using all-butter pastries provides a rich flavor without the need for unhealthy additives or trans fats.
Beans, peas and basil
The cake is full of freshness and flavor made from 175g each of capsuled broad beans and peas and 12 basil leaves. These ingredients not only enhance the taste, but also provide valuable nutrients. Beans and peas are excellent sources of fiber, which aids digestion and can help lower cholesterol. Meanwhile, basil leaves contain antioxidant compounds that protect cells from oxidative damage.
Double cream and eggs
The recipe calls for a 300ml pot of double cream and 4 large eggs. While these ingredients add richness and creaminess to the cake, they also contain important nutrients. Eggs are a complete source of protein and provide important vitamins such as vitamin B12 and riboflavin. Although double cream is high in fat, it adds calcium and vitamin D to the dish, which are beneficial for bone health.
Smoked bacon and parmesan
The savory flavors are highlighted by the addition of 140g smoked bacon and 50g grated Parmesan cheese to the tart. Although these ingredients should be consumed in moderation due to their high sodium content, they add a touch of umami flavor. However, it should be noted that excessive sodium intake should be limited in those with high blood pressure or other health problems.
Overall, the pea, bean and bacon tart offers a delicious and nutritious meal. The variety of ingredients contributes to a well-rounded dish and ensures a balanced ratio of proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. As with any dish, portion control is important to ensure you get the health benefits without overindulging. So next time you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious pie, give this recipe a try!