SPRING ASPARAGUS TART
Help yourself to a tasty slice of spring.
PER SERVE 1202kJ, protein 11g, total fat 14.9g (sat. fat 2.6g), carbs 25g, fibre 4g, sodium 112mg
• Carb exchanges 1½
• GI estimate low
PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINS
COOKING TIME: 50 MINS SERVES 6 (AS A LIGHT MEAL)
2 bunches asparagus, woody ends
trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 4 green shallots, trimmed,
2 Tbsp skim milk
30g goat’s cheese
1 Tbsp wholemeal plain flour
5 x 60g eggs, lightly whisked
1 tsp finely chopped thyme,
plus extra, to serve
Freshly ground black pepper 2 radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced Balsamic glaze, to serve
115g (3/4 cup) wholemeal
75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 2 Tbsp light margarine 2 Tbsp canola oil
3-4 Tbsp cold water
1 To make pastry, combine the flours in a medium bowl. Add margarine and use fingertips to rub in until well combined. Pour in the oil and mix to combine.
Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough starts to come together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together to form a ball.
2 Preheat oven to190°C (fanforced). Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to line a 34cm x 11.5cm (base measurement) tart tin with removable base. Place pastry in tart tin, pressing into corners. Trim and discard edges. Top pastry with baking paper and fill with baking beans or raw rice. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove baking paper and beans. Cook pastry for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.
3 Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place asparagus and shallots on tray and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 5 minutes. 4 Meanwhile, whisk milk and goat’s cheese in a medium bowl. Whisk in flour. Add eggs, thyme and pepper. Whisk to combine.
5 Place tart tin on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Arrange asparagus and shallots over pastry shell. Pour over cheese mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until the filling is set and golden brown. Set aside in the tin on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. 6 To serve, remove side from tin. Top with radishes and extra thyme leaves. Drizzle with a little balsamic glaze and serve.
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