Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Simple Summer Tart

Seeking inspiration for my dinner this evening, I had a quick look on BBC food to see what was in season and holy mackerel(in season) do I like this time of year for food.

You've got; to name just a few:

lamb, french beans, peas, mangetout, radish, raspberry, sardines and the mighty tomato and strawberries.

I was in the mood for something easy to make, so with asparagus reaching the end of it's season I had a wander to the grocers to pick up some alongside some tomatoes to make a simple flavourful tart.

250g Ready made puff pastry (this just about covers a 20cm/30cm tray)
A little beaten egg

I'm not gonna give amounts for this because you can use as little or as much of the ingredient you prefer or even nothing I've used and create your own using your favourites.

Serrano ham
Red onion
Black pepper
Fresh basil

Pre heat the oven to 200C
Grease the tray with a little oil.
Roll out the pastry, large enough to cover the bottom of the tray and drape it over.

Brush with egg and put it into the oven for 2 minutes, this creates a waterproof layer.
Remove from the oven and place on whatever ingredients you like, however you like.
Bake for 20 minute or until the pastry is puffed up and golden.

I ground some black pepper and ripped some fresh basil over at this point.