Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mediterranean tarts

I haven't done any baking for ages and ages so decided to put this right today.

I'm ashamed to admit I've fallen off the low carb bandwagon quite spectacularly but hey ho. I've lost 8lbs so far just by watching what I eat, making sensible choices and hitting the gym, so it can't be all bad.

Anyway moving on from my diet fail ! Today I made scones and mediterranean tartlets for lunch boxes next week. Son no1 decided he wanted to get in on the act too, so we made choc chip cookies as well. Below is the recipe for the tarts. The cookies and scones warrant posts all on their own !

Makes 24

This is a recipe I got first off from a Pampered Chef party. These are lush little bitesized tarts which both my kids adore - as long as I leave the chilli and olives out.

1 block shortcrust pastry (you'll need 2/3)
4oz feta cheese grated
3 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp sundried tomato paste
1/2 a courgette finely chopped
1/2 a red pepper finely chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
10 pitted olives chopped (optional)
1 red chilli deseeded and chopped (optional)
Put the remaining 1/3 of the pastry aside and cut the rest of the pastry into 24 equal size blocks
Mould each block into a mini muffin tin hole
Put a teaspoon of mixture into each pastry case
Bake at 180 C for about 20-25 mins

These are great as canapes, for lunch boxes or just to nibble but they are very moorish, be warned !

1 comment:

  1. A great recipe I can't wait to try out. I love Mediterranean food and those adventurous enough it! I wish more would.

    I came up with my own version of a Mediterranean Tart. While different from your own, I think its a classic take on the dish. I'm new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check it out if have time.