Sunday, May 07, 2006

Tomato and Mozarella Pastries

Happy birthday Grandad

A light tart to cheer me up. It's raining ..... I had planned a barbecue, but that's not going to happen. I have tomatoes, the mozzarella, and a roll of puff pastry. Here we go!
5 tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese
Puff pastry
Olive oil
Salt, pepper
Basil & chives (from the garden!)

Peel the tomatoes (plunge in hot water for a minute or so) and clean the insides. Drain them well. Cut into four, and cook for 10 min with the oven at 220°C. Season with olive oil and salt, and let them cool. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Fill individual biscuit moulds first with the crystallized tomato, then a slice of mozzarella, basil and then another layer of tomato.
Using the puff pastry roll, cut out circles of the same diameter as the biscuit moulds. Place the circle of pastry on top of the tomato. Cook for 15 min in the oven. Leave to cool a little, and then turn our and decorate with chives.

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