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by michelle

leek, brussel sprout and stilton tart + roasted beets and carrots

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A lovely combination of flavours improved by being encased in Maggie Beers sour cream pastry.

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Make the pastry according to the recipe (it works very well with light sour cream too). Roll the pastry out and cut a circle for the bottom of a springform cake tin and some strips for the sides and line the tin making sure there are no gaps. Remove as many outer leaves as possible from 6 brussel sprouts and set aside. In a fry-pan heat some oil and butter and fry 1 diced leek, 1 diced onion and 3 cloves of garlic until the onion wilts. Add the sliced insides of the brussel sprouts and cook for a few minutes more. Deglaze with some white wine, allowing it to completely evaporate. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and set aside. In a food processor combine 200g (7 oz) of cottage cheese, 155g (5½ oz) of crumbled Stilton cheese, 4 eggs, ½ a cup of milk and 3 teaspoons of cornflour (cornstarch). Process until smooth then combine with the leeks and pour into the prepared pastry shell. In a small bowl toss the brussel sprout leaves with a little oil, salt and pepper. Scatter the leaves over the top of the tart along with a handful of walnuts. If the pastry is higher than the filling bend the edges of the pastry down over the filling. Bake in a moderate oven for 45-60 minutes until the pastry has some colour and the filling is set.

These roasted beetroots and carrots make a good contrast to the tart.

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Cut 1 beetroot and 3 carrots into wedges. Drizzle with equal parts olive oil and red wine vinegar, add 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 1 hour and serve on a bed of roquette.

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