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08 August 2012

Mini Mess - Ham and goats cheese tart

Baking with kids doesn't have to be all about cakes and cookies, this is such a quick and easy savoury recipe and one that Minxy chose to create herself. We received a lovely hamper last week and this recipe uses a collection of goodies from that including Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese - yummy!

Items from our hamper

Jus-Rol puff pastry (You can make your own but this was in our hamper)
100g Goats Cheese
3 slices of ham (of your choice)
3 tomatoes
Half a red pepper
Olive oil

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Roll out your Jus-Rol pastry to around 1cm thickness and use a plate to cut out a circle with a 15cm diameter. Place on a baking tray.
  • Leaving a 2cm gap along the edge of the pastry, slice and layer the tomato on top.
  • Slice and sprinkle over the ham, pepper and then the goats cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until the pastry has risen and is golden in colour.
  • Drizzle with olive oil (optional).
  • Scoff!

This is great for dinner with salad, in lunch boxes or popped into picnic baskets.


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  1. Puff pastry is one of my in the freezer life savers and these tarts look great.

  2. These look yummy me and my children are giving these a try at the weekend :)

  3. Sounds great! I only recently started buying goat's cheese after tasting it and liking it!

  4. Sounds and looks lovely! Thanks!

  5. Mmmm I woke up this morning and thought 'cheese - I fancy something cheesy to eat today!' So I thought I'd do a search and found this! Yes - this is what I am going to make for dinner today! Off to raid my cupboards, check my cheese stocks and off to the shops! Thanks for the inspiration and for satisfying my needs!

  6. This is a great idea. I will try this with the boys

  7. Loo looks great will try this with the boys

  8. I love a bit of goats cheese.

  9. These look scummy, perfect for a picnic or pack lunch.


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