Posts Tagged ‘Puff Pastry’

Seems every time I pick up a magazine or cookbook lately I come across a recipe for a puff pastry tart. I have only worked with pastry a handful of times – and only once or twice have I attempted it from scratch. To be honest I don’t really think home made pastry is worth the effort when the pre made version works so well, but there is the satisfaction of knowing you made it all yourself!

Looking in the fridge I had an abundance of beetroot after the weekend’s farm visit and so had roasted some in prepartion for the week’s meals. Hmmmm….what else can I add?……..wilted spinach….. oh, there’s a lone pack of feta……….pine nuts, perhaps?…. and as a base?….how about half fat creme fraiche…… Now throw it all together and let’s see what we come up with…………..


After some doubtful moments I was very surprised at the end result and it tasted pretty good too, served along side some fresh asparagus.

What I like about this is that you could throw on whatever you fancy. I can’t comment on whether Izzy enjoyed it as it was a late dinner and so she never had an opportunity to taste it. Unfortunately it was a baked beans night for Izzy 😦

So, the super easy instructions are to heat the oven to about 180C. Roll out the pastry (or use ready rolled!) and place on a baking tray. Make a border by scoring the edges of the pastry 2cm in from the edge, all the way round (be careful not to cut right through). Cook in the oven for about 10-15 mins. Take out and spread the creme fraiche and then load on your ingredients.  Brush some egg around the raised border – this helps it brown. Bake for another 10-15 mins.

How easy is that?!



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