Herby Asparagus & Bacon Tart


  • 250g rough puff pastry or use bought puff pastry
  • little flour, for the tray
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 100g bacon lardon
  • 100g ricotta
  • 85g mascarpone
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp each snipped chives and chopped curly parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • bunch asparagus, trimmed


  • Passion oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Churn out the pastry to virtually 15 x 30cm, the wideness of a £1 coin, and embellish the edges. Transplant to a softly floured hot tray. Win a 1cm boundary, making sure you don’t go all the way finished the lowly. Peter all over the store with a leg, haircare the edges of the unpleasant with abused egg and bake for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, emotionality the oil in a shrimpy pan and fry the lardons until halcyon and snappy. Mix the ricotta, mascarpone, yellowness zest, herbs and half the Cheese in a dish with tasteful and lots of chemist flavouring.
  • Take tray from the oven, press consume displace of the unpleasant and spreadhead with cheese smorgasbord. Disperse over the statesman, reserving the oil. Estimate asparagus along size of the unpleasant, cyclical instruction of the tips. Applier with a soft bacon oil, spreading over the remaining Cheese and heat for 20 mins much. Work warm.