shopping list ♥ 250g savoury ready to roll shortcrust pastry ♥a handful of cherry tomatoes ♥ one red pepper ♥ one small red onion ♥ 200g mini goats cheese ♥ a clove of chopped garlic ♥ a couple of squirts of tomato purée
preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
begin by rolling out the pastry, sprinkling a little flour over your worktop and prevent sticking. do not feel guilt in buying pastry from a shop. i mean, by all means make it from scratch. but even delia herself has proved making basic pastry is seen as no feat these days when you can get such good ready made products. and besides, this recipe is supposed to be easy peasy
lay the pastry into your chosen dish, press into the edges (click on the picture for a closer look) and if there are gaps just use excess pastry to patch it up. use a sharp knife to trim the edges.
cut up your onion, tomato, de-seeded pepper and garlic and toss into a pan with a little oil or butter. keep a couple of slices of pepper for a topping. squirt in your purée to thicken it up and if the mixture begins to stick don't be afraid to add a little more. keep it on quite a low heat and simmer until the red pepper in particular has softened.
spoon the pepper and tomato filling into your pastry and layer slices of goats cheese and the extra red pepper on top.
put in the oven to bake for around twenty five minutes or until the pastry is hardened and golden and the cheese looks melted and delicious.
this particular dish made two servings. one which i had fresh and warm, the other i had cold with salad. the tart will also be perfectly fine to reheat or keep in the fridge for a couple of days.
other ideas for fillings or toppings could include mushrooms, bacon, ham, spinach, other colours of pepper, different cheeses. the possibilities are endless.