Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Put all the vegetables into a roasting tin, add the melted Trex and toss to mix. Season. Roast for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Step 2
To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the Trex until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated Cheddar, then add 2 tbsp beaten egg and just enough chilled water to make a soft, but not sticky, dough. Knead lightly for a few seconds until smooth, then chill for 10 minutes.

Step 3
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a circle with a diameter of about 38cm (15in). Transfer to a baking sheet – the pastry will overlap the sheet at this stage. Brush the surface of the pastry with beaten egg.

Step 4
Pile the cooled vegetables onto the pastry, leaving a border of about 10cm (4in) around the edge. Sprinkle the feta cheese and thyme over the top. Fold the pastry edge over the vegetables tucking, overlapping and sealing it to make a free-form tart. Brush with beaten egg.

Step 5
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.

Roast Vegetable & Feta Tart

Roast Vegetable & Feta Tart

Roasted vegetables and feta cheese taste sensational in this free-form tart.

6

Serves: 6

25
MINS

Bake Time: 25 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

11 Courgette, sliced
1 Red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced
88 Cherry tomatoes
11 Small red onion, sliced
15g½oz Trex, melted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
100g4oz Feta cheese, cut into chunks
2 tsp2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves

Pastry

225g8oz Plain flour
½ tsp½ tsp Salt
100g4oz Trex, chilled
50g2oz Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
11 Large egg, beaten

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Put all the vegetables into a roasting tin, add the melted Trex and toss to mix. Season. Roast for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Step 2
To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the Trex until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated Cheddar, then add 2 tbsp beaten egg and just enough chilled water to make a soft, but not sticky, dough. Knead lightly for a few seconds until smooth, then chill for 10 minutes.

Step 3
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a circle with a diameter of about 38cm (15in). Transfer to a baking sheet – the pastry will overlap the sheet at this stage. Brush the surface of the pastry with beaten egg.

Step 4
Pile the cooled vegetables onto the pastry, leaving a border of about 10cm (4in) around the edge. Sprinkle the feta cheese and thyme over the top. Fold the pastry edge over the vegetables tucking, overlapping and sealing it to make a free-form tart. Brush with beaten egg.

Step 5
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.

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