175 g (6 oz) shortcrust pastry
450 g (1 lb) British Classic Tomatoes, peeled and sliced
225 g (8 oz) courgettes, sliced and blanched
2 medium eggs
142 ml (5 fl oz) carton single cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) freshly chopped parsley
5 ml (1 tsp) freshly chopped chives
5 ml (1 tsp) freshly chopped sage
Roll out pastry thinly and use to line a 20 cm (8") flan tin, line with greaseproof paper and baking beans and bake blind in the oven at 220°C (425°F/Gas mark 7) for 15-20 minutes. Remove greaseproof paper and baking beans.
Arrange tomatoes and courgettes in flan.
Beat together eggs, cream, parsley, chives, sage and seasoning and pour into pastry case.
Bake in oven at 190°C (375°F/Gas mark 5) for about 30-40 minutes, until custard is lightly set. Serve warm.
Did You Know?
The British tomato industry has a glasshouse area of 200ha, that’s twice the area of all the football pitches added together in the British professional leagues and getting bigger!