RECIPES : Tarbais Beans Cake   (serves 6) 


●-- Ingredients

500 gr Label Rouge and IGP Tarbais Beans, 100 gr cooked ham, 15 green olives, 50 gr butter, 3 tbsp fresh cream, 2 egg yolks, 2 tbsp breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp fines herbes (parsley, chervil, tarragon), 1 bouquet garni, salt, pepper.

Preparation :
Soak the beans overnight.
Place in boiling, salted water and cook over moderate heat for 40 minutes. Drain and puree them, reserving 100 gr whole beans.
Put the puree in a pan over a gentle heat and stir with a spatula until the mixture becomes dry. Remove from the heat and stir in 2/3 of the butter, the egg yolks, cream, diced ham and the olives. Mix well, and season with salt and pepper (not too much salt !). Now carefully incorporate the whole, reserved beans.
Butter a loaf tin and dust it with breadcrumbs. Pour in the mixture, then bake in a moderate oven (Gas Mark 6) for 30 minutes. When cold, turn out onto a long plate.
Cut in slices like a cake.
Serve with a fines herbes vinaigrette.

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