Thursday, 26 November 2015

Diana Henry's cheddar, onion and spinach tart

It's Potluck week again at I Heart Cooking Clubs - where you simply have to cook a dish from any of the previous featured cooks and food writers. 

The dish I've made is one of the best savoury tarts I have ever made, even though I thoroughly bollocksed up the pastry.

It's Diana Henry's cheddar, onion and spinach tart - slowly cooked onions and minerally spinach, topped with a rich savoury cheesy custard.  Utterly delectable.
Unfortunately, when I was completely committed to making this, I realised that I didn't have nearly enough plain flour for the pastry. So I ended up having to use 175g of wholemeal self-raising flour to make up the quantity. Bad Idea. It ended up expanding so much that the filling overflowed and stuck to the tin and made a considerable mess.

That aside, the only change I made to the recipe was adding a good grating of nutmeg, because I am constitutionally incapable of making something cheesy and spinachy without adding nutmeg. And even with the lovely sharp cheese and strong mustard, the nutmeg flavour did carry through. And it was good.



12 comments:

Suelle said...

The recipe looks good! You'd never know you messed up the pastry from your photos.

kitchen flavours said...

Your pie sure looks good! Overflow filling? Can't tell from the photos! Your pie looks perfectly baked!

Diane Zwang said...

This looks very cheesy and delicious.

Zosia said...

That tart looks phenomenal. I've had spinach paired with many different cheeses but never cheddar. That sounds like a great combination.

flour.ish.en said...

Love making tarts. This tart has instant appeal with spinach and cheese. Adding nutmeg makes it even better in my book.

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

I have Cheddar, cheese, and onions in my kitchen. I guess I must make a tart soon! :D

grace said...

i'm surprised she didn't call for nutmeg--it's a natural addition! looks delicious to me. :)

Grace Phua said...

Despite the mess you made, the pie still looks so good :) It is definitely a yummilicious dish you have made!

Lydia Filgueras said...

This looks perfect for a cold day's luncheon. I'm in total agreement with the addition of the nutmeg. It just adds a little something to greens :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Mmm... such cheesy deliciousness and I am going to convince myself that the spinach balances out any fat and calories from the cheese. ;-)

Kim said...

The tart looks perfect as it is. In fact, I'm going to pin this recipe because it has all the things I love in it. I have a feeling I wouldn't be able to stop with just one slice. This is a two-slicer :)

TeaLady said...

OH! Yes, please! Love this.

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