Recipe for Polenta Braai Tart with mushrooms and bacon

Ingredients

Polenta crust:
Polenta ( about 1 cup cooked in 4 cups of water, should be a spreadable consistancy)
2 tbs garlic butter
salt to taste

Filling:
125 g white button mushrooms (1/2 punnet)
125 g Portobello mushrooms (+- 4 large)
1 Onion – sliced
Olive oil for frying
a pinch of dry thyme
100 g bacon bits
2 tbs tomato puree
1/2 tsp of sugar
100 ml milk
1 egg
2 heaped tbs of flour
2 ml salt
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Gouda Cheese

How to
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Rub your pie dish with butter. Cook polenta, stir in the garlic butter and set aside keeping the lid on your pot to keep the polenta warm.

Fry the onions and mushrooms with the thyme in olive oil. Add the bacon bits and fry for another minute. Add the tomato puree and the sugar, fry for another minute.

In a measuring cup add the flour and salt to the milk and mix, add the egg mixing it again.

Use a the back of a metal tablespoon or a spatula to spread an even layer of polenta to the bottom of your pie dish covering the sides as well.

Add the mushroom filling on top of the polenta and pour the milk mixture over it.

Top with the cheese and bake for +- 15 -20 minutes.

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