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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Leek Tart, an Actual Irish Recipe. No Jokes!

I'm currently sitting in bed in my PJ's watching a Harry Potter movie, 
(it really doesn't matter which one, does it? They're all awesome!)
blog stalking my favorite blogs, and
 eating Fleur de Sel dark chocolate. Now if this doesn't paint a lovely picture what does? 

Ben's on his way home from ice fishing (ick) far far away, so I'm getting cozy.
We're talking scrunchies and white zit cream, people. (insert disturbing mental image here ------)
A girls gotta have a break sometime right?!
Seriously though, it's not pretty. 

But earlier today I actually was productive, honest!
I made two things for my mama.
1. A real Irish Leek Tart
2. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter cookies

I don't know how the tart turned out to be honest. I sent it on its merry way to a birthday party.
So baker-beware!

Here's what you need to make an Irish Leek Tart:

3 Tablespoons of butter
3 Leeks, washed well and sliced thin
1 Tablespoon of Herb de Provence
1/3 cup of whipping cream
1 egg
1/2 cup of Gruyere or mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup of aged cheddar
1 pie shell*

Pre-heat your oven to 450.

Saute butter and leeks until tender. ( I like the caramelized taste, so cooked mine a little longer)
Add Herb de Provence.

In a separate, small bowl, mix whipping cream, beaten egg and Gruyere cheese.
Add mixture to the leeks.
Fold until combined.

*I am just loving the pre-made pie crusts from Pillsbury, so easy and so many uses!*

Roll out one shell flat on to a parchment covered cookie sheet.
Fold the edges in 1/2 inch, just so there's a small edge to keep the leek mixture from spilling out.
Spoon leek mixture onto the pie crust and spread out evenly.
Brush the edges with egg wash if you like a nice golden crust.

Sprinkle your aged cheddar over the tart.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Until it looks like this....

Hopefully it tastes as good as it smells!

And these tasty looking morsels were a last minute add on, courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes. Click on this link  to get the tiny recipe that took less than 20 minutes, start to finish!

Click here ------> Sprinkle Bakes facebook page

Happy weekend everyone!


The Alexanders said...

that tart looks AMAZING..I totally heart leeks...weird I know! It sounds like we had similar stalking! hahaha!

Heath said...

Tart was a huge success at the party, again THANKYOU! I said it was provided by Ali's Blog & Catering Co.
( Simple as ABC). Good name don't you think?