Shhhhhh. Don't tell Rachael - this recipe involves ready-made pastry.
Looking at the delicious recipes on the blog, you could be forgiven for thinking that elaborate cooking is a constant in the Keston Kitchen, but let me reassure you, this doesn't happen every night. Cheating can occur; sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.....
My birthday party was one such occasion. There were two criteria for the starter for my birthday supper:
1. It must befit the theme: the sky's the limit.
2. As there were 20 people coming, and I would be spending the entire day slaving over a vat of coq au vin, it had to be easy.
So, I turned to a fail safe favourite that I whip out on many a social occasion: the savoury tart. With ROCKET.
This tart is always met with gasps of approval from the hungry hoards when you effortlessly throw it together and, 20 minutes later, present the melting, buttery delight for their delectation.
More like assembling than cooking, it can be made in three easy steps:
1. On a baking sheet, place ready made, ready rolled puff pastry sheet (slyly).
2. Put on topping.*
3. Put in pre-heated oven (180C) for 20 minutes.
* In this instance, crumbled goats cheese, sliced tomatoes and olives. When it came out of the oven I scattered the rocket and drizzled with olive oil.
Other possibilities include:
Caramelised red onion and goats cheese (just slice the red onion and fry on low heat with some olive oil and a wee bit of brown sugar for 20 mins until it goes sticky and delicious, the spread over the tart and crumble the goats cheese on top).
Parmesan and cherry tomato (you know what to do).
Is that the end of the post? It just seems TOO EASY.