Tasty Thursday # 11- recipe for Tomato and basil tart

Tomato and basil tart
Ingredients
100g plain flour
50g butter or
margarine
2-3x15ml spoons
cold water
2 tomatoes
Handful of basil
leaves
2 eggs
125ml semi-skimmed
milk
50g cheese, e.g.
Mozzarella, Gruyere or Cheddar
Black pepper
Equipment
Weighing scales,
sieve, mixing bowl, sandwich tin or 18cm flan ring and baking tray, palette
knife, measuring spoons, measuring jug, rolling pin, flour dredger, small bowl,
chopping board, knife, fork, grater.
Method
1.            
Preheat
the oven to 180oC or gas mark 4.
2.           
Make
up the shortcrust pastry.
*                               
Sift
the flour into the bowl.
*                               
Rub
the butter or margarine into the flour, using your fingertips, until it
resembles breadcrumbs. 
*                               
Add
the cold water and start to mix together.
*                               
Mix to
form a firm, smooth dough.
3.           
Roll
out the pastry, on a lightly floured surface.
4.           
Line
the flan ring or sandwich tin.    
5.           
Trim
the edges of the pastry using the palette knife.
6.           
Prick
the bottom of the pastry with a fork.
7.           
Slice
the tomatoes.
8.           
Grate
the cheese.
9.           
Whisk
the eggs and milk together. Tear in the basil into the mixture, then add a few
twists of black pepper.
10.        
Pour
the egg mixture into the pastry shell.
11.         
Arrange
the tomato slices and cheese over the top.
12.        
Bake
for 30 minutes, until golden and firm.

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