Saturday, 19 April 2014

Roasted Tomato, Goat's Cheese & Thyme Tart

If you like the tart of a tomato, you will love this.  It is an ideal tart to enjoy on its own with a side green salad or to be a side dish itself.  It is so easy and looks really impressive if you are entertaining.  Suitable for 4 - 6 foodie lovers.  Here we go ...
Roasted Tomato, Goat's Cheese & Thyme Tart
1 packet bought puff pastry, defrosted
Flour for dusting
1 egg, lightly beaten
15ml sundried tomato pest
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
50g goat's cheese
300g mixed small tomatoes, halved
15ml sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
25ml fresh lemon thyme, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 200'C
Dust clean surface with flour and roll out pastry
Cut a round the size of a dinner plate
Using a sharp knife, lightly score a 5cm border
Fold pastry over to crease a raised rim around the edge
Transfer tart case to a greased baking sheet
Brush the rim with egg and prick the base a few times with a fork
Spread tomato pesto over the base
Add garlic slices and crumble goat's cheese evenly
Toss tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper, thyme and oil in a bowl
Arrange on top of the tart case
Bake for 20 - 25 min until golden brown
Garnish with fresh thyme