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Roast Tomato Pastry Bites

Jackson had to bring something to work for a morning tea last week. He said to his colleagues ‘don’t worry, my girlfriend will make something for me’. They laughed. Little did they know that I jumped at the chance and did not hold back.

tomato pastry tarts

I decided to make something cheap, simple and savory; baking isn’t my thing. These would be perfect for party snacks, an entrée or contribution to a morning te/dinner party/nibbles and drinks. (for the pizza version of this dish click here )

Roast tomato pastry bites w/ caramelized onion, boccochini and basil

 

Ingredients:  (makes 26) 3 sheets puff pastry, 1 egg, 3-4 tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp caster sugar, a tub of fresh boccochini/mozzarella and basil leaves

tomato pastry tarts

Directions:

  1. Defrost pastry and whilst defrosting (5-10 minutes) Slice your tomato in pieces approx. ½cm. 
  2. Slice onion into rings and fry in a saucepan with the balsamic vinegar and sugar over a low heat for 5 minutes to caramelize. Preheat oven to 200deg.
  3. Slice each pastry sheet into 9 square pieces.  Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and coat each square with a brush of beaten egg then place a slice of tomato in the middle. Place an onion ring on top of the tomato.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the pastry has risen and is almost cooked. Bring tray out of the oven just to top with some cheese. Place back in oven for 3 minutes or until cheese has melted
  5. Remove, top with a basil leaf and let sit for 5 minutes before serving

They hold really well for the next day also if you want to make them in advance. They can be served cold or heated back up in the microwave or oven. They are amazing. Make them!

tomato pastry tarts

They were a hit at Jackson’s work so I made another batch to take into my work along with a few for my roommate. Pastries for all! 

Next time I could even attempt to make my own pastry, someone said to me it doesnt count if you didn’t make your own pastry. I said boo 🙁

Has anyone made their own pastry? Is it worth it?

Bec x

5 Comments

  • Reply Brooke April 21, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Now this is my idea of the perfect party snack! I’m definitely going to remember this for the next time we have friends over. I’ve never tried to make to my own pastry although it is something I’d like to try. But until then, frozen it is!

  • Reply Zanni Louise April 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    What a lovely blog Rebecca! Glad I found you. xx

  • Reply Trudie @ My Vintage Childhood April 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I always have puff pastry in the freezer it’s so handy for making easy little dishes and yummy little bites in a pinch. Damn now I’m hungry.

  • Reply Rebecca April 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Any day! If I wasn’t so far away! and Yay you’re back! x

  • Reply Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) April 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    OMGGGGG This looks good!!! Come cook for me? 🙂 *bats eyelashes* lol Thank you for sharing 🙂 I did miss your blog!
    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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