It's pastry week on the Great British Bake Off and Bettys' bakers have given us this tasty Leek a& Blue Cheese Tart recipe

  • 40mins
  • 6-8
  • Easy


  • 200g plain flour
  • 18cm pastry ring
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 100g butter cut in small pieces
  • 50g walnuts, finely ground
  • 30g Parmesan cheese
  • 2-4 tbsp cold water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 30g butter
  • 2 leeks, washed and finely chopped
  • 2 egg (medium)
  • 100ml double cream
  • 100g Harrogate Blue cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the Leek & Blue Cheese Tart: Preheat the oven to 175ºC (fan. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and mustard powder. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the walnuts and grated parmesan cheese. In a jug, mix together two tablespoons of the cold water with 2 egg yolks. Pour over the ingredients in the bowl and bring together so that it comes away cleanly from the bowl to form a ball. Turn out on to a floured surface and bring gently together to form a smooth dough.Wrap tightly in cling film and allow to rest in a cool place for 20-30 mins before using. Roll out the pastry and line an 18cm baking ring. Trim the edges of the pastry and crimp. Line with a paper disc and fill with baking beans and bake for 10-15 mins. Remove the paper and beans and bake again for 8-10 mins. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the leeks and soften and place in cooled pastry case and set to one side. Break up the Harrogate Blue cheese and dot on top of the leeks Whisk the eggs and cream together, season with salt and ground white pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the pastry case and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture has begun to set.

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