Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Lancashire Tart

Hello friends

I wanted to share with you my version of Lancashire Tart.  When I looked up the recipe for the tart it said layer the black pudding, bacon sausage and leeks. I thought it was too much meat and far too expensive. so this is what I did.


1/2 packet of  ready made short crust pastry
1/4 - 1/2 of black pudding skinned and cut into small pieces.
2 - 3 left over sausages cooked and cut into small pieces.
3 - 4 slices of bacon cooked and cut into small pieces (could use bacon bits/scraps)
Leeks, sautéed or onion (any variety and as much or little as you like)
Lancashire cheese, grated (or any cheese of your choice - I used Lacto free cheese)
Milk  (any - I used soya)
3 - 4 eggs depending on the size
Sliced tomatoes - optional

Pre heat the oven 140c for an electric fan oven or 160c for a non fan electric oven (sorry don't know the other temperatures for gas)

Roll out the pastry and line a Victoria sandwich tin (tip from Frugal Queen, don't need to bake blind first, also deeper). My tins are not loose bottom so I mad some strips of foil to go in the tin and over the sides so that I could lift out the quiche after cooking so that I didn't scratch them.

Next sprinkle the black pudding evenly in the bottom of the pastry case. Then do the same with the bacon, leeks, sausages and lastly sprinkle the cheese all over.

whisk the eggs with a fork then add the milk to make up to 1pint. (If you have used more filling you may need less milk. Likewise if you have used less filling you may need more milk)

Arrange the sliced tomatoes as you wish, either around the edge or maybe around the middle.

I carefully lifted it onto a baking tray and put in the over, middle shelf, for approximately 30-45 minutes or until cooked (no longer wobbles when gently shaken)

Can be served hot or cold. I preferred it hot with salad, but you can have it any way you like. How about with baked beans, it would be like having an alternative breakfast.

This quiche is a great way of using leftovers when there's not enough individual bits to go around. Could even add mushrooms.

Carolx

2 comments:

  1. That looks great. We can't buy blood sausage here...can I just substitute another sausage?

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    1. Hi Shara. I don't see why not. As long as you enjoy it that's all that matters.
      Carolx

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