Mini Goat's Cheese Tarts

As I walk from the station to work every morning, I always make time to stop at the Gourmet Supermarket at Greenwod Plaza. They have rows of homemade pates, local jams, sauce and goats cheese.

Goat’s cheese is one of my favourite cheeses. Its soft and tangy, it also goes with just about anything. These Goat’s cheese tarts are simple and moreish.






Mini Goat’s Cheese Tarts

Makes 4 mini tarts

Ingredients
1 sheet of puff pastry
2 large free-range eggs
150ml thickened cream
¼ cup of goat’s cheese
1 teaspoon of dried oregano or parsley
salt & pepper to taste

Optional: caramelised onions and more goats cheese for topping

 


Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C (338°F).

2. Cut the puff pastry into 4 squares and line 4 mini tart pans with the pastry. Gently dart the pastry with a fork. Line with wax paper and weigh it down with some pie weights. Blind bake for 10 minutes or until they are slightly golden brown. Set aside while you make the filling.

3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, oregano or parsley. Crumble the goats cheese into the mixture and fold in. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Pour an even amount of the mixture into the 4 blind baked pastry shells.

5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when you insert it through the middle of the tart.

6. Serve the tart topped with caramelised onions and more crumbled goats cheese.




Tips: Make sure to use free-range eggs. Fresh farm eggs work best. They are a lot tastier and the colour is more vibrant.

OohLookBel (July 17, 2011)  

The tarts look deliciously gorgeous! Making them in a mini size is a brilliant idea (more cute!)

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! (July 17, 2011)  

Mini means you can have more than one right?? ;)

K | Citrus and Candy (July 17, 2011)  

Ummmm I love eggy tarts! I would like a giant version and a fork please!

chocolatesuze (July 18, 2011)  

yum your tarts look delish esp with the caramelised onions!

Tina @ bitemeshowme (July 18, 2011)  

These look too yummy to even eat!!

sugarpuffi (July 18, 2011)  

the tarts looks so delicious! love the caramelised onion and extra goat cheese garnish on top

Two fit and fun gals (July 19, 2011)  

oh man- these look so good kath!

muppy (July 19, 2011)  

delicious, i love goats cheese tart and anything else you can bake in puff pastry! ;)

Joy (July 20, 2011)  

The tarts look great.

Trisha (July 20, 2011)  

OOoooooohhhhmygoooshhh this looks so delicious!!! Caramelised onion & goats cheese is such a great combo!

Vivian - vxdollface (July 26, 2011)  

mm buttery puff pastry, goats cheese & onions :9 and so easy to make!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! (July 28, 2011)  

i too love goat cheese ! these tarts look so yummy, perfect for a summer dinner party!

Martyna@WholesomeCook (August 06, 2011)  

Yum! I love goat's cheese and your tarts are so easy to make - perfect as a light starter to an exquisite meal... :-)

Guia Obsum (August 12, 2011)  

Your pictures make the food look even more better. I love goat cheese, and this looks so delicious.

I love food too, hope you could drop by my blog. :)

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails