Belleau Kitchen. Always unnerving when a Back to Basics challenge turns up from Dom, usually means he has something rather hellish lined up in the coming months.
I, as tradition dictates, flicked through and randomly stopped on page 216, a very tasty sounding tomato, thyme and goats cheese tart. The page also gave alternatives to the herbs and cheese so I made two, the one above plus a rosemary and parmasan tart.
Ingredients (per tart)
500g puff pastry
about 3- 4 big tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, finley diced
100g of cheese, Parmasan/goats cheese
good handful of fresh herbs, Thyme/Rosemary
1 egg, beaten
Salt and black pepper.
Roll out your puff pastry to slightly bigger of the length of your tray.
Trim the edges and keep to make a border.
Brush the edge of the pastry with the egg an lay the edges on top, brush again with egg.
Sprinkle the garlic over the pastry.
Layer the tomatoes over the pastry, overlap slightly.
Season with s+p and drizzle with a little oil
Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the herbs and cheese.
Place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Serve with a green salad and enjoy.
Well you can't really go wrong with a recipe like that, easy to do and as long as you buy decent ingredients you can't really go wrong. My personal favourite was the goats cheese tart mainly because I found a rather stunning goats cheese, which is high praise because I'm not usually fussed about cheese, unfortunatly I forgot to get the name of it.