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Goat cheese and beetroot tart.

Wow its a beautiful day here in sunny Lithgow! That’s me being ultra positive HA! Well it’s great to get out on the farm when it’s warm so bring on the sun Lord!
I did a great tart a month or so ago.

Practicing for summer, with our goat curd either the fresh pressed or the spreadable will work. So here it is to celebrate summer on the way.

A ladies Touch…

Filling

4 small beetroot, cook, slice and dry on paper towel
150gm Jannei Buche Blanc or 200gm of Jannei Fresh Curd
Seasoning-Rock salt and ground pepper.
6 sprigs of lemon Thyme

Glaze

1 large tbl.sp of Honey 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Olive oil

Pastry

200gm plain flour
1/2 tsp. caraway seed
60gm butter
c.8 tbl.sp ice cold water

METHOD

Pre heat oven to 170C and grease a tart dish with butter.

Pastry.

Into a large bowl place flour and chop butter in. Rub together through finger tips till bread crumb like. Be careful to add just enough water to combine to non sticky dough consistency. Place in glad wrap in fridge – the longer the better.

Beetroot.
Cook your beetroot by simmering, covered with water in a pan till cooked 20 min skewer and if it goes in easily it’s done.

Glaze.
Make a glaze by putting ingredients in microwave and heating 1 minute.

Pastry.
Roll out pastry to fit dish. Place oven bake paper on top with some coins. Place in oven and cook 10 minutes.
Take paper off and coin cook another 10 minutes.

Beetroot.

Peel outer skin off beetroot. Slice beetroot and place in paper towel to dry.

When pastry cooked. Place one layer of Beetroot, then spread or spoon the 200gms of Jannei goat cheese curd on top then layer on top the rest of beetroot.
Sprinkle over the sprinkle Thyme then the glaze and let it seep through.

Put back in oven at 180C .
bake -15 to 20 minutes till golden

A great light meal served with tossed rocket and spinach salad with baby tomatos. Serve with wedges of lemon to squeeze over salad and tart

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