Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yorkshire curd tart

Tragically, one of the most exciting things to happen to me this week was to see curd cheese for sale in my local supermarket- so I made this. Yum. Nostalgia.
The recipe is simple- 8oz quantity of rich shortcrust pastry (8oz flour, 4oz butter, 1oz sugar, 1 egg yolk and cold water to bind.) Line a dish and then combine 12oz of curd cheese, 3 eggs, 4oz sugar (I used honey), 1oz of currants, the zest of a lemon and a pinch of cinnamon and ginger. You might find it easier to mash the cheese first, but small lumps really aren't a big deal. Bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until it looks like the picture above- and eat until it is almost all gone. Mine lasted 17 hours, which isn't long, even in this house.

1 comment:

Aurora said...

That looks so good!