Egg & Bacon Breakfast Tart

It’s a Saturday morning and your Cure & Simple Bacon delivery has dropped through the post. You are feeling adventurous and want to create something magical to kick start your weekend. Cue this superb Egg & Bacon breakfast tart. A superb and easy to put together recipe. We recommend our Unsmoked Original Streaky.

Serves 4
1 x approx. 320g sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
5 really fresh medium free-range eggs
75g crème fraiche
50g Gruyere cheese, coarsely grated
200g (approx. 8 rashers) Original streaky bacon
1 tbsp snipped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/Gas 6. Unroll the sheet of pastry and place it onto a lightly buttered non-stick baking sheet. Score a 1.5 cm wide border around the edge, taking care not to cut all the way through the pastry. Break one of the eggs into a cup and beat it with a fork. Brush a little beaten egg around the border, then prick the centre of the pastry with a fork. Slide it into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the crème fraiche with the grated cheese, 2 tablespoons of the remaining beaten egg and some seasoning.
  3. Remove the pastry from the oven and flatten the centre with the back of a fork. Spread the crème fraiche mixture over the centre of the pastry, keeping the border clean, then arrange the bacon rashers on top in a diamond pattern, cutting them in half where necessary to fit. Bake for 15 minutes, turning the tray around half way through so that it cooks evenly.
  4. Remove the tart from the oven and crack the remaining 4 eggs in between the bacon rashers and season them lightly with salt and pepper. Return the tart to the oven for 8-10 minutes until the whites are set but the yolks are still soft. Scatter with the snipped chives and serve immediately.
  5. Feel smug and satisfied!!