We present to you our delicious recipe “Taleggio Tart with Bacon and Spring Onions”, a delicious dish that is perfect for non-Muslims due to the use of pork. A sophisticated twist on the classic Quiche Lorraine, this tart boasts rich flavors and a delicious combination of Taleggio cheese, crispy bacon and fragrant spring onions. Whether you’re planning a picnic or just want to treat yourself to something tasty, this delicious cake is sure to impress. Prepare to savor every heavenly bite as you savor the perfect balance of savory ingredients in a crispy dough shell.
- 230g pack of ready-rolled whole butter shortcrust pastry (Sara Lee from Sainsbury’s is exceptional)
- 4 slices unsmoked bacon (total weight approx. 140 g/5 oz), cut into bacon cubes (small cubes).
- 6 spring onions, chopped
- 284ml carton of double cream
- 150 ml milk
- 2 large eggs and 2 egg yolks
- 140g Taleggio cheese, cut into 1cm cubes
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C top/gas.
- Line a 4cm deep, 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin with the dough, leaving the excess hanging over the top.
- Prick the bottom, fill with crumpled foil and blind bake for 15 minutes.
- Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan over fairly high heat for 5 minutes, until browned and fairly crispy.
- Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
- Sauté the scallions in the bacon fat over moderate heat until softened, 1 minute.
- Remove the spring onions with a slotted spoon and sprinkle over the bacon.
- Take the pastry case out of the oven and remove the foil.
- Reduce heat to fan 160°C/conventional 180°C/gas 4.
- Whisk cream, milk, eggs and egg yolks in a bowl.
- Stir in bacon, spring onions and a little salt.
- Pour the mixture into the dough pan.
- Sprinkle cheese and black pepper on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes until light golden and slightly firm to the touch.
- Remove the tart from the oven and cut off any excess dough with a knife.
- Let the tart cool briefly in the tin.
- Transfer the tart to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
- For a picnic, prepare the tart up to 6 hours in advance and return to the clean tin once cooled.
- Wrap the entire cake in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in a cool place (not the refrigerator, otherwise it will get soggy).
Equipment and tools
To make this taleggio, bacon and scallion tart you will need the following equipment and tools:
- rolling pin
- 9-inch tart pan
- Baking beans or baking paper
- frying pan
- Sharp knife
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or fork
This Taleggio, Bacon and Scallion Tart recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (milk, double cream, eggs and Taleggio cheese)
- Gluten (full butter shortcrust pastry)
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Taleggio bacon and scallion tart, follow these storage guidelines:
- Allow the tart to cool completely before storing.
- Place any leftovers in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To reheat, place the tart in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 10-15 minutes.
The Health Benefits of Taleggio, Bacon and Scallion Tart
Taleggio, bacon, and scallions may seem like delicious ingredients, but they actually provide several health benefits, making this pie not only delicious but also nutritious. Let’s take a closer look at how these ingredients contribute to your well-being:
Whole butter shortcrust pastry
The pre-rolled whole butter shortcrust pastry used in this recipe gives the tart a delicious, flaky texture. While it’s worth noting that pastries should be enjoyed in moderation, when you use all-butter shortcrust pastry, you’re consuming a good source of healthy fats. Butter provides essential fatty acids and is a source of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K.
Unsmoked back bacon
Using unsmoked back bacon in this pie gives this pie a savory and smoky flavor. Bacon is a good source of high-quality protein. It provides essential amino acids necessary for various body functions, including muscle repair and growth. Additionally, when consumed in moderation, unsmoked bacon can contribute to your dietary iron intake.
Spring onions, also known as scallions, add both flavor and health benefits to this pie. These crispy and mild-tasting onions are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin A. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health, while vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system. In addition, green onions contain fiber, which promotes digestion and helps maintain a healthy intestine.
Double cream and milk
The combination of double cream and milk gives this cake its creamy and velvety texture. Although these ingredients should be consumed in moderation, they still provide some important nutrients. Both cream and milk are sources of calcium, which is necessary for strong bones and teeth. They also contain vitamin D, a nutrient that supports calcium absorption and plays a crucial role in overall bone health.
The large eggs and egg yolks used in this recipe give the cake more body and binding properties. Eggs are highly nutritious and contain a number of vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of protein and provide all nine essential amino acids your body needs. In addition, eggs are rich in vitamins B12, D and E, as well as minerals such as iron and selenium.
Taleggio cheese is a soft and creamy cheese with a tangy flavor that enhances the flavor of the tart. This Italian cheese is made from cow’s milk and is a good source of calcium and protein. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while protein is necessary for various body functions, including building and repairing tissue. In addition, Taleggio cheese contains vitamin B12, which supports brain function and red blood cell production.
With its variety of nutritious ingredients, this Taleggio, bacon and scallion tart allows you to enjoy a delicious treat while incorporating important nutrients into your diet. Enjoy this delicious cake in moderation as part of a balanced lifestyle.