Mini bacon and egg tarts recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 30mins to prepare, plus 20mins to chill and 50mins to cook
  • 440 calories / serving
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Preheat oven to gas 4, 180°C fan, 160°C. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry sheet out until it is a few centimeters larger all around. Trim the edges, cut into 6 even squares, then use each square to line each hollow in a large, 6-hole muffin tin, or 6 individual ramekins. Don't worry if the corners stick up or look untidy. Chill for 20 minutes.

Line each pastry cup with a square of nonstick baking paper and fill with baking beans or dried pulses. Bake for 10 minutes then carefully remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes, until the pastry is just golden.

Meanwhile, lay 6 of the bacon rashers on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes and set aside.

Chop the remaining 2 rashers of bacon and gently fry with the onion in the olive oil for 10 minutes, until onion has softened but not coloured. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the sage, cream and beaten egg and season. Tuck a bacon rasher into each pastry cup, curling it around to fit. Divide the onion and cream mixture between the tarts and place one whole egg yolk in each. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pastry is golden and the bacon rashers are just brown.

Set aside to cool for 10 minutes before turning out, then grind with a little pepper and serve with ketchup, if desired.

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  • Ingredients

  • 375g (12oz) packet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 8 rashers (200g/7oz) Finest Smoked Dry Cure Back Bacon
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp sage, chopped
  • 75ml (3fl oz) single cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 egg yolks, separated (the whites can be frozen for the next time you make meringues)
  • ketchup, to serve (optional)
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  • Energy 1823kj 440kcal 22%
  • Fat 31g 44%
  • Saturates 12g 60%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 1.8g 30%

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Carbohydrate 30.4g Protein 12.4g Fibre 1.7g

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