200 g plain flour
125 g butter, diced, cold
1 ½ tbsp (20 ml) iced water,
or more if needed
2 potatoes (250 g), peeled and cut
into small 1 cm cubes
1 tbsp (20 ml) olive oil
150 g dried chorizo, cut into
1 cm cubes
260 ml cream
Salt, to taste
200 g haloumi, grated
3 spring onions, finely sliced
Green leafy salad
1. Place flour, butter and salt into a food processor and pulse until it forms a breadcrumb like consistency.
2. Add iced water and pulse until a lightly bound dough forms. Place onto a clean dry bench and knead gently until a smooth dough is formed.
3. Flatten the dough to 2 cm thick and wrap in cling wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
4. Grease a 3 cm deep, 24 cm loose bottom tart tin.
5. Roll pastry on a floured surface until large enough to line the prepared tin. Ease pastry into tin, press into the base and sides. Cover with cling wrap.
6. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until firm.
1. Preheat the oven on Fan Plus at 200°C.
2. Combine potatoes with the olive oil and place on the baking tray. Bake on shelf position 2 for 10 minutes.
3. Add chorizo to the tray with the potatoes and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are crisp. Remove from the oven.
4. Preheat the oven on Intensive Bake at 150°C with a baking tray positioned on shelf position 1.
5. Place the cream, eggs and a pinch of salt in a bowl, mix until well combined.
6. Remove the tart case from the refrigerator and trim off excess pastry from the edge.
7. Evenly place the potato, chorizo, haloumi and spring onion onto the base. Pour in the egg mixture and place tart tin in the oven on the preheated baking tray.
8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling is starting to set.
9. Change the oven function to Bottom Heat at 190°C and bake for a further 20 minutes, or until the base is crisp and the filling is golden and set.
10. Remove from the oven and place tart onto a wire cake rack to cool.
1. Slice into 6 pieces and serve with a green leafy salad, if desired.
Hints and tips
- We love this pastry recipe, make extra and keep in the freezer. Roll the pastry into a disk before storing in the freezer.