Friday, 21 November 2008

Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

Just in case anybody is wondering, I am still here! I am having trouble finding the time to do any blogging of late, what with going away at weekends (Paris and Leeds recently, if you are interested), working a lot, and just being generally busy doing "stuff".

Anyway, today's recipe is a very easy tomato and mozzarella tart. It is made all the more easy if you buy some ready made pastry - a god send for people like me who are rubbish at making pastry (something to do with being impatient and not having cold enough hands I suspect).

There is enough of this tart to make about 6 portions, or 4 if you have big appetites.

  • Olive oil
  • 450 g onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage
  • 1 x sheet frozen ready rolled puff pastry (I think it is about 200 g)
  • 450 g ripe and juicy tomatoes
  • 125 g mozzarella, drained and thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
Heat a large pan and then add the olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, then add the fresh sage.

Stir fry for another 10 minutes over a medium/low heat, until the onions have caramelised slightly. Remove from the heat and place to one side. You might find that the onions are a bit wet as they seep out some juices, so drain off some of this juice else it will make your pastry wet.

Now take the pastry out of the packet (or if you are feeling fancy, make some yourself, but don't ask for my advice).

Now I forgot to take a picture of this bit, but next thing to do is roll out the pastry onto a baking tray, covered with baking parchment or greaseproof paper, and fold a little bit of the edge over to make a crust, then spread the cooked onions evenly over the top.

Thinly slice the tomatoes and layer evenly on top of the onions. Thinly slice the mozzarella and then place evenly over the top. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 200C, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, and the pastry looks a light golden colour.

This is great served with some green salad.

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1 comment:

Ruth E said...

This tart looks great - a quick easy dish for entertaining too!