Tomato Tarts | How to make Tomato Tarts

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ByBhavita Singh
Created on 29th Feb 2016
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  • By Bhavita Singh
    Created on 29th Feb 2016

About Tomato Tarts

Vegetarian

Tomato Tarts, a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Tomato Tarts by Bhavita Singh will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Tomato Tarts can be done within 15 minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Tomato Tarts is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 10 people.A lot of times making Tomato Tarts can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Tomato Tarts is just too tempting. Cooking Tomato Tartsat home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Tomato Tarts is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe ofTomato Tarts from Better Butter.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves10People

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  • Homemade Short Crust Pastry

Tomato Tarts

Ingredients to make Tomato Tarts

  • All purpose flour/maida - 400 gm plus extra for dusting
  • Butter - 200 gm (I used salted) (cut into cubes and chilled)
  • Paprika - 1 ½ tsp
  • Chilled water - ½ cup (you may not require all of it)
  • Heirloom Tomatoes 3 - 4 medium (or any tomato you like)
  • Goat cheese - 1/3 cup
  • Dried Thyme - ½ tsp (optional)
  • Mustard greens - ¼ cup (optional)

How to make Tomato Tarts

  1. For the pastry - Mix the flour and paprika. Add the chilled butter, using your fingertips rub it into the flour till it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Add water, a couple of tablespoons at a time, just until the dough comes together to form a ball (you can also use a food processor for this, I prefer to do it by hand). Do not knead the dough too much; just work it till it holds together.
  3. Flatten the pastry into a disk; wrap in cling film and stick it in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes (more if the dough has not firmed up).
  4. To check if the dough is ready, press it lightly with your fingertips, it should leave an imprint but should not sink into the dough easily.
  5. Take the pastry out of the fridge and on a lightly floured surface knead just a little to bring it together. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface roughly 3 mm thickness.
  6. Carefully lift the rolled out pastry and gently press it into the bottom and up the sides of the tart tin. Trim the edges and patch any cracks with the remaining dough.
  7. Place the crust in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes. This dough will easily make two 8 inch tarts; I used moulds with a removable bottom.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degree Centigrade. Using a fork, prick all over the bottom of the crust, then place baking paper on top of the crust and fill it with baking weights or beans or rice (to prevent the crust from rising).
  9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Take it out of the oven and remove the baking paper and beans.
  10. Thinly slice the tomatoes (cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes can be added whole). Arrange the slices in the tart shells, sprinkle the thyme and add crumbled goat cheese.
  11. Bake again till the tomatoes have softened (10-15 minutes). Top with mustard greens and serve.
My Tip: You can make the pastry ahead of time and refrigerate it. The recipe can easily be halved. Use any variety of tomato you like; same with the cheese and herbs.

Reviews for Tomato Tarts (5)

Tultul Senguptaa year ago
Thanks Divya.i think it Wii be very testy.
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Anjana Shaha year ago
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Divya Vikrama year ago
luks so yum :yum:
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Smita Lakhotiaa year ago
Looks heavenly!
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Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago
Beautiful!
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