Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

This is a variation on “Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart” I posted back in August 2014. This tart was using up ingredients that I needed to use up, and it was a good use of them too. Give this a go, it’s quick and easy and one I know you’ll love – and Graham will for that matter!

Ingredients for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Ingredients for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

This really is quick and easy…. I know I say it all the time but trust me there’s hardly any effort in this one at all. Just beat a few eggs, do a bit of grating and then whap it in the oven… job done! The first thing you’ll need to do is preheat your oven to 2100 Celsius.

Saffron steeping in water for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Saffron steeping in water for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Place some saffron strands in a glass. Try not to use too many because they say saffron can have a metallic taste. Pour some boiling water on top of the saffron and allow it to steep for about fifteen minutes. I love saffron, it’s very opulent and weight for weight is more expensive than gold! It’s mainly used as a colouring but does offer a slight taste, for more information on Saffron visit Wikipedia.

Eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Crack three eggs into the jug, add salt and pepper, as you can see I’ve used whole eggs, they give the body to the tart! Season well, you can’t beat a bit of salt and pepper!

Grating Courgette and Cheese for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Grating Courgette and Cheese for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

The next step is probably the hardest bit in the whole process, it’s time for a bit of grating…. or not! I’ve grated the courgette and the cheese here but equally you could put them in a food processor, why not! I suppose the only reason not to is the washing up afterwards, but I don’t do that in my house so it’s not a problem… ssshhh don’t tell anyone I said that! Remember to keep some circles of courgette back for decorating at the end, I used five but you can use more or less – or not bother… make the recipe your own!

Adding Creme Fraiché to the eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Adding Creme Fraiché to the eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Add 2 tablespoons of Crème Fraiche to the eggs and whisk again until combined. Don’t panic if it looks a bit lumpy, it’ll come together when you whisk it, set that aside for now!

The Saffron ready to use after steeping in water for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

The Saffron ready to use after steeping in water for Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

After allowing the saffron to steep in the boiling water add that to the egg mixture and whisk in. You’re only really using the saffron as a colouring for this recipe.

Adding the grated Courgette to the eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Adding the grated Courgette to the eggs for the filling of the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Next add the courgette to the whisked egg mixture and stir through, then take the tart case and break off the goats cheese bit by bit placing them on the tart case. You want to try and get an even layer of cheese, if you don’t like goats cheese you could use mascarpone or mozzarella.

Breaking the goats cheese on the tart base for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Breaking the goats cheese on the tart base for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Then pour the egg mixture over the cheese and top with the remaining courgette rings, on top of that sprinkle the grated cheese, this with give it a golden finish.

Topping the tart case with the egg mixture and the Courgettes for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Topping the tart case with the egg mixture and the Courgettes for the Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart

Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. The tart should be slightly firm but with a little wobble.

Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart golden brown and fresh from the oven

Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart golden brown and fresh from the oven

I served it with a side salad, you can serve it on its own it’s that good! I love courgette’s and this was a great way to use them up. It’s light but tasty, an ideal light lunch, packed lunch option or a snack to keep you going. You can download the recipe here.

Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart with a side salad

Courgette, Saffron and Two Cheese Tart with a side salad

Come back Tuesday for a review of Tesco Chilli Con Carne in a tin and also this week sees the launch of my new feature Mystery Bag Meals, a feature which sees me taking on a Ready Steady Cook esque challenge with ingredients suggested by anyone who wants to take part… more on this to come.

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Pan Fried Salmon, Courgette Ribbons, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Creamy Spelt

“Quick and Easy Mid Week Pan Fried Salmon and Creamy Spelt”

Ingredients for "Quick and Easy Mid Week Pan Fried Salmon and Creamy Spelt"

Ingredients for “Quick and Easy Mid Week Pan Fried Salmon and Creamy Spelt”

Utensils and Equipment for "Quick and Easy Mid Week Pan Fried Salmon and Creamy Spelt"

Utensils and Equipment for “Quick and Easy Mid Week Pan Fried Salmon and Creamy Spelt”

As I’ve said in earlier posts my sister (Heather) is often the source for my inspiration when it comes to creating dishes. For Christmas Heather and her family bought me a packet of Ainsley Harriott’s Creamy Spelt. Now I didn’t know a lot about Spelt so I “googled it” (my sister loves to google so I thought she’d be impressed with this)! I’ll tell you more about Spelt again but for now the recipe. The title for this recipe is “Quick and Easy Mid Week Salmon and Creamy Spelt” because that’s what it is…. quick and easy and ideal for a mid week meal – the longest part of this process was cooking the salmon. You’ll see the ingredients and utensils above and the finished dish below, I tried to be chefy and present it in using a square I had bought for me. That was simply me being a bit fancy you don’t need to do that, but, they do say you eat with your eyes!

I’m a MASSIVE Ainsley Harriott fan and really miss the good old days of Ready Steady Cook, this is most certainly where I got my desire to cook from. It was an excellent show and one I think is missed…. but not by me because I watch re-runs on vide (sad I know)

I really enjoyed this dish and with Courgette Ribbons and Sacla Roasted Red Pepper Pesto it was definitely one I’d cook again and I’m also looking for other ways to use Spelt. Finally Ainsley, if you do read this thanks for fifteen great years and for introducing the nation to Percy Pepper and Sally Salt!

Pan Fried Salmon, Courgette Ribbons, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Creamy Spelt

Pan Fried Salmon, Courgette Ribbons, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Creamy Spelt

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Rant's Cod In Foil

Mystical Mag’s Mother’s Day Meal

“Rant’s Cod in Foil” with Dauphinoise Potato followed by “Second Time Lucky” Tiramisu

For Mother’s Day, I cooked my mother a two course meal featuring “Rant’s Cod in Foil” served with my Dauphinoise Potato followed by my “Second Time Lucky” Tiramisu. If you’d like to make these dishes please feel free to download the step by clicking on the appropriate links .

Rant’s Cod in Foil with Dauphinoise Potato (Click Here To Download “Rant’s Cod In Foil” with Dauphinoise Potato)

Rant's Cod In Foil

Rant’s Cod In Foil

Sitting in work I was trying to decide what to make for my mother later that afternoon. I’ve cooked salmon in foil lots of times but, if I’m honest, I’ve not really cooked with white fish except in fish pies. So, struggling to think of something different and with no recipe books at hand, I asked my friend – this is where the Rant part of the title comes in.

Luckily, my best friend Rhian, whose nickname is Rant (to my Rave), was working with me that afternoon and she suggested this recipe. Thus the idea, and the name, of Rant’s Cod in Foil with Dauphinoise potato was born. I have to say, like with everything I do at Wheelie Good Meals this is my take on a Dauphinoise, I have been told it’s more like Boulangère potatoes – but what’s a potato dish between friends!

Second Time Lucky Tiramisu (Click here to download “Scond Time Lucky Tiramisu”)

Second Time Lucky Tiramisu

Second Time Lucky Tiramisu

For the dessert, I made what I affectionately call “Second Time Lucky” Tiramisu. Why second time lucky you ask? Well, it’s because the first time I ever made a Tiramisu I royally stuffed it up. I didn’t use this recipe, I used one from another well known chef who shall remain nameless, but this recipe is based on an interpretation of one by Gino D’Acampo. I chose to serve this as one large Tiramisu but you can serve it as smaller, individual ones in glasses.

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