Baked goat’s cheese in Indian pastry with sweet & sour leeks recipe

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The leeks and Indian pastry with Norsworthy goat’s cheese are a perfect combination, you won’t stop eating these!

Ingredients – Serves 4

Indian Pastry

225g x plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 x egg
100ml x yoghurt
2 x tablespoons olive oil
1 x tablespoon water
1 x teaspoon curry powder
1 x teaspoon cumin

 

Method

In a mixing bowl combine the flours with the spice mix, cumin and curry powder. Make a well in the middle and add the salt, egg, yoghurt, oil and water and mix to a smooth dough. Knead for 5 minutes & then allow to rest for 30 minutes.

Chefs tip

Indian Pastry is very versatile and can be pan-fried lightly or baked in the oven.

Goat’s cheese in Indian pastry

55g x roughly chopped hazelnuts, chestnuts & pistachios

175g x Norsworthy goat’s cheese

55g x butter

Method

Pre – heat oven to 200°c/ fan oven 180°c/gas 6

Cut the goat’s cheese into the desired shape for wrapping in the pastry and place on a flat surface and brush with butter and sprinkle over the chopped nuts and then set aside. Roll out the Indian pastry and cut four round circles large enough for the cheese and shape the pastry around the cheese and tuck the ends underneath. Repeat with the others. Place in the fridge to firm for five minutes.

 

Heat up a frying pan with a little oil and cook the goat’s cheese parcels until golden brown, be careful they do not burn. Place on an oven tray and set aside. (These parcels can also be deep-fried until golden brown and puffed up)

 

Sweet and Sour Leeks

2 x large leeks
2 x cloves of garlic
1x tablespoon sugar
4 x tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 x lemon
1 x tablespoon soy sauce (optional)

 

Method

Clean the leeks thoroughly. Cut off the tough green part. Cut the leeks into longish slices. Fry the crushed garlic and sugar in hot oil until the sugar caramelises slightly. Add the leeks and turn them a little over moderate heat. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover and stew gently over a low heat until tender. Serve hot or cold.

 

To Assemble

Return the goat’s cheese to the oven for four minutes or until hot. Place a small mound of the leaks in the middle of each plate and place a goat’s cheese parcel on top. This dish will be good with a tomato dressing or red pepper and basil.

 

Chefs Tips

You can use a pasta machine to roll out the pastry very thin just like pasta lasagne sheets if you like.