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

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Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart in All It's Glory

Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Ingredients for Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Ingredients for Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Utensils and Equipment for Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Utensils and Equipment for Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

I recently bought some Goats Cheese as I’d never tried it before. I had however, tried Goats Milk and it wasn’t a nice experience. My mother’s friends gave it me some Goats Milk when I was a child and it wasn’t my cup of tea, even though it was in my cup of tea 🙂 ! I wanted to do something that I’d like and that wouldn’t be too goatey (Wheelie Good Meal Word) and too cheesey! I made a good choice, this tart was quick and easy and it was really enjoyable – even my mother enjoyed it.

I’ve called it Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart in honour of my brother-in-law also as I’ve made it a few times for him and he enjoys itmy brother in law who, like me is a big fan of cheese and really enjoys it. The inspiration came from Lemon Squeezy website (http://tinyurl.com/kblb6zj), take a look it’s a good website. I hope you enjoy and remember post your photos and share the fun with us.

Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart in All It's Glory

Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart in All It’s Glory

As you can see below I’ve chosen to serve this with a small side salad of herbs and tomatoes but you can accompany it with a larger chopped salad or a jacket potato. Remember you can download step by step instructions for this recipe by clicking here.

Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart served a small side salad of herbs and tomato wedges

Graham’s Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart served a small side salad of herbs and tomato wedges

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