Leek & Goats Cheese Tray Bake Tart

On 8th, 9th & 10th May, This was Dinner

As much as it was Friday and I felt like I couldn’t be bothered to make this, I got on with it. After all, it’s been a bad week food-wise.


  • Get some shop bought shortcrust to room temperature
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc (fan)
  • Thinly slice some leeks
  • Roughly chop some hazelnuts
  • Pick some thyme leaves
  • Slice half a log of goats cheese and chop the other half
  • Get flour, eggs, butter, nutmeg, oil & seasoning ready


Flour your kitchen top then roll out the pastry into a rectangle. Line a baking tray with parchment and lay out the pastry. Score around the edges about one cm in. Prick the base then cover with more parchment and top with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes with the parchment and beans then five minutes more without.

Heat a little oil and some butter in a pan and add the leeks and most of the thyme leaves. Cook until softened. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.

Add a grating of nutmeg, some seasoning, about 3 eggs and the chopped goats cheese. Gently pour this onto the cooked pastry then add the sliced cheese, the hazelnuts and the remaining thyme leaves.

Cook for about 20-25 minutes. This is nicer cooled a little.


Original can be found here.

On Saturday we decided to have our dinner at Cactus Jacks in Doncaster. This has been in Donny for years, and it’s years since I have been for some unknown reason. The starters were great, my soft chilli tacos were delicious and I won’t leave it so long next time!

We made a roast chicken Sunday lunch. It was a good’un.



3 thoughts on “Leek & Goats Cheese Tray Bake Tart

  1. Wow, that sounds wonderful! Pretty sure you knocked out all of my favorite ingredients in one dish! Goat cheese just sends everything over the top delicious, beautiful picture by the way 🙂

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