Tomato Recipes

Goats cheese and roasted tomato puff

By April 3, 2014 No Comments
  • 1 2/3 lbs plum tomatoes (ripe, or any other ripe medium-sized tomato)
  • 5 ozs goats cheese (soft)
  • 4 chopped fresh thyme (level teaspoons, plus a few small sprigs)
  • 375 grams puff pastry (pack fresh, ready-rolled)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  1. To begin the recipe, first of all unwrap the pastry and place it on the baking tray. Then, using a sharp knife, carefully score a line on the pastry, about ½ in (1 cm) in from the edge, all the way around, but be careful not to cut it all the way through.
  2. Now tip the goats’ cheese into a small bowl, add the crushed garlic, chopped thyme and a good seasoning of salt and freshly milled black pepper. Then give it all a good mixing and, using a small palette or other round-bladed knife carefully spread the cheese mixture evenly all over the surface of the pastry, right up to the line.
  3. Next, thinly slice all the tomatoes (there is no need to peel them) and arrange them on top of the goats’ cheese in overlapping lines lengthways; overlap one line one way and the one next to it the other way.
  4. After that, season the tomatoes and then drizzle the olive oil and scatter the sprigs of thyme all over them. Bake in the pre-heated oven on the middle shelf for 55 minutes or until the pastry is golden-brown and the tomatoes are roasted and slightly charred at the edges.
  5. If you are going to serve the tart warm, leave it to settle for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

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