Asparagus and goat cheese tart recipe
- Cuisine: French
- Serves 2
Today French chef, Gabriel Gaté, asks cheese guru, Will Studd, about some of the best French goat cheese. Master chef, Philippe Mouchel, prepares an asparagus tart with goat cheese, and sommelier, Christian Maier, describes the beautiful Quincy wine of the Loire Valley.
400g rolled puff pastry
1 egg yolk, diluted with 1 tsp water
16 thin green asparagus spears
1 egg yolk mixed with 2 tbsp cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
80g fresh goat cheese
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Cut the pastry into a rectangle about 10 x 30 cm. Using the blade of a knife, lightly mark a 1 cm border on the long side of the rectangle. Place a weight in the centre of the pastry (use baking paper with rice or small pastry weights) to stop the pastry from rising during the cooking. (Philippe Mouchel uses a special piece of wood wrapped in foil).
Brush the pastry edges with a little diluted egg yolk then bake in preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges have risen and are golden brown.
Trim the asparagus, then cook in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes before draining.
Remove the weight from the pastry. Brush the centre of the pastry with a little egg yolk and cream mixture and season with salt and pepper. Top neatly with the cooked asparagus and spoon remaining egg yolk and cream on top. Dot with small pieces of goat cheese and season with salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven until the cheese is warm and lightly browned. Cut in half before serving. Bon appétit!
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