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Versatile Tart Recipe

Published Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 by sara malik

basic sacoury tart can be jazzed up with your own additions!



  • Butter 200g
  • Flour 200-300g
  • Water
  • Eggs 4
  • Cream 100ml
  • Cheese- a combination of soft and hard goats cheese works best though other cheeses may be added to suit your taste
  • any additional ingredients


Form breadcrumbs by rubbing together in a bowl the butter and flour with your hands, add a few tablespoons of water to this fairly crumbly mixture and mix with a knife until a floury dough is formed. The dough should but be wet like cake mix though not too dry that it falls apart, it should hold together in a ball; this is the shortcrust pastry.

Roll out the pastry and place into a circular dish, make pricks in the bottom of it with a fork and lay some baking paper over the top, put some dry beans or lentils on top of this and pre-bake the pastry for about 10/15 mins on about 200 degrees c until slightly golden.

Take the baking sheet and lentils/weighty dry goods off the pastry and put the various cut up cheeses and your other ingredients onto the pre baked base. Pour over a whisked mix of the eggs and cream and bake in the oven for a further 25 minutes :)

As for extra toppings, i have tried caramelised onion and garlic (fried or roasted with honey or sugar until sticky) roasted tomato and spinach, and a particular favourite is sweet potato and red onion. This is a typically veggy recipe though i suppose bacon would work with certain cheeses :)

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