Hufflepuff Yellow Courgette Tart

A Yellow tart in honour of the Hufflepuff student who lost his life after the Triwizard Tournament, Cedric Diggory.

Servings

6

Ready In:

50 mins

Good For:

Lunch

Inspiration from

Cedric Diggory

Cedric Diggory was a British wizard who was the son of Amos Diggory and his wife. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was sorted into the Hufflepuff House. During his time at school he was a prefect and captained the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, playing as Seeker. In his sixth year Cedric put his name forward to compete in the Triwizard Tournament.

He was selected as the Hogwarts Triwizard Champion and, although overshadowed in the press by the entry of Harry Potter, Cedric enjoyed almost overwhelming support from the student body, and after the first two tasks, tied with Harry for first place. Cedric and Harry completed the Third Task together. Both took hold of the Triwizard Cup, which transported them to the Little Hangleton graveyard. In the graveyard, Cedric was murdered by Peter Pettigrew with the Killing Curse, on the order of Lord Voldemort.

During the following duel between Harry and Voldemort, Cedric’s echo reappeared during Priori Incantatem, and helped the echoes of Harry’s parents, Bertha Jorkins, and Frank Bryce hold off Voldemort long enough for him to escape. His only request was for Harry to take his body back to his parents, which Harry honoured.

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Ingredients

1 Courgette (trimmed and sliced into ribbons)
2 tsp Olive Oil (plus extra for drizzling)
375g Puff Pastry (ready rolled)
200g Mascarpone
1 Egg (yolk only)
260g Salmon Fillets
50g Rocket (to garnish)

I was given a yellow courgette by a friend from work who had grown it herself so I thought I’d take the opportunity to turn it in to a recipe. Obviously this works with any colour courgette but I’m using a yellow one to match the colour of Cedric Diggory’s house colour, Hufflepuff.

Cedric Diggory was a kind and brave character from the Goblet of Fire, however was taken far too soon from the books. However it is revealed in the Cursed Child, that if he lived and Harry continued to win the Triwizard Tournament, then Cedric would end up resenting Harry for his win and eventually become a Death Eater. It seems a bit barbaric of his character but we only really learnt about him and his family in Book 4 and the theatre sequel.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC, Fan 180ºC or Gas Mark 6. Brush the courgette ribbons with the oil. Heat a griddle pan over high heat and add the courgette. Cook for 2-3 minutes until you get griddle marks across the courgette. Flip and cook both sides. Cook in batches if needed.

Step 2

Roll out the pastry to a rectangle, roughly 20x30cm and 5mm thick and transfer to a baking tray. Using a knife, score a 2cm border around the edge, do not cut through. Brush egg yolk onto the border.

Step 3 

Stir the mascarpone and rest of the egg yolk together in a bowl. Spread the cheese mixture evenly across the centre of the pastry making sure to not go over the border. Layer the charred courgette over the cheese, the chop the salmon into chunks and evenly distribute them across the courgette.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then garnish with a rocket and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

Hufflepuff Yellow Courgette Tart

A Yellow tart in honour of the Hufflepuff student who lost his life after the Triwizard Tournament, Cedric Diggory.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cedric Diggory, Harry Potter
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 394kcal
Cost: 2.84

Equipment

  • Baking Tray
  • Peeler
  • Pastry Brush
  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 Courgette trimmed and sliced into ribbons
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 375 g Puff Pastry ready rolled
  • 200 g Mascarpone
  • 1 Egg yolk only
  • 260 g Salmon Fillets
  • 50 g Rocket to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC, Fan 180ºC or Gas Mark Brush the courgette ribbons with the oil. Heat a griddle pan over high heat and add the courgette. Cook for 2-3 minutes until you get griddle marks across the courgette. Flip and cook both sides. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Roll out the pastry to a rectangle, roughly 20x30cm and 5mm thick and transfer to a baking tray. Using a knife, score a 2cm border around the edge, do not cut through. Brush egg yolk onto the border.
  • Stir the mascarpone and rest of the egg yolk together in a bowl. Spread the cheese mixture evenly across the centre of the pastry making sure to not go over the border. Layer the charred courgette over the cheese, the chop the salmon into chunks and evenly distribute them across the courgette.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then garnish with a rocket and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

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