Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tomato & Leek Tart Recipe

This week's hilbarn box includes baby leeks from Brighton and cherry tomatoes from Turners Beach - plus a simple recipe that uses both. Hil made this tart today for a pre-packing snack.


1 sheet puff pastry
2/3 punnet cherry tomatoes
1 bunch baby leeks
knob of butter
Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
60 g goats cheese (or to your taste)
salt & pepper
fresh oregano

Leave sheet of pastry to defrost for 10 minutes. Sauté leeks lightly in knob of butter for 10 mins. Add garlic and sauté for a further 5 mins. Leave to cool. Chop cherry tomatoes in half and mix in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Grease/spray oven tray with olive oil. Lay pastry sheet on tray. Leaving a two-inch gap around pastry edges, cover centre of pastry with a circle of leeks, followed by crumbled goats cheese, and a layer of tomatoes on top.  Brush outside edge of pastry square with milk. Fold in outside edges and pinch roughly for a rustic look. Bake in moderate oven (190 Celsius) for approximately 20 mins or until top starts to brown and tart smells lovely. Remove from oven and sprinkle handful of fresh herbs on top. Serve warm or cold.


chrisartist said...

Bought your book today Hillary.
It's coming on holiday with me.

Sarah said...

YUm! I am looking forward to trying this!

Holli said...

Ohhh yum! I can't wait to try this! Thanks!

Holli xo

Anonymous said...

I was given your book for my birthday last weekend and have loved reading it - great story, great journey ... Thank you for sharing it with us, cheers, Lesley

chrisartist said...

Hi Hilary
I'm enjoying a lovely holiday in Robe S A and your book has been a really relaxing read.
I think I know your friend Billee!
Such a rare name and the lady I knew in Rosebery moved to your area.
When I get home we will Organise for boxes.
Well done on the book Hil.

Hilbarn said...

Lovely to hear from you Chris, I wonder if it's the same Billee? Such an unusual spelling it would have to be... exchange notes when you get back! Enjoy your hols, Hil