|A Tart Owt of Lente: A Cheese Tart From a 16th Century Recipe|
This recipe is from an online class by FutureLearn called A History of Royal Food and Feasting and was presented in Week 1 of the course which focuses on the foods eaten by Henry VII and his court at Hampton Court Palace, particularly the foods that may have been served at the christening of King Henry's only son, Edward, on 15 October 1537. Other than wafers, there is no mention of the menu for the Christening. However, it is possible that a cheese tart such as the one described below may have been on the menu for such a momentous and special occasion. It is made with many ingredients that were banned during lent such as cheese, butter, cream and eggs; therefore, it was a bit decadent.
- 100g/3.5 Ounces Cheshire Cheese
- 150ml/2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Shortcrust or other pastry
- Egg yolk to glaze
4. Fill the case with cheese, cream, egg and butter mixture, then put on the pastry lid – seal and glaze with egg yolks.
5. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
|Unbaked Tart Ready For the Oven|
|Tarte Owt of Lente Slice|