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    Aubergine and Ricotta Tart.jpg

  2. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Aubergine and Ricotta Tart

    Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins Ricotta: 250 g Ready-rolled puff pastry: 1 sheet standard-sized roll Cherry tomatoes. better if a bit ripe: 5 Aubergines: 1 medium Garlic: 1 clove Mint, fresh: 4 leaves Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 2 tbsp Nutmeg: a pinch Milk or...
  3. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Potato, Cheese and Thyme Tart

    Serves 4-6, Preparation time 15 mins, Cooking time 25-30 mins 4 potatoes medium-sized 100 g Fontina, grated 320 g puff pastry – 1 packet Fresh Thyme, 5 sprigs or the dried ones 1 egg 20 ml water EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 spoon Salt, to taste Method Preheat the oven to 180 C. Peel and...
  4. Morning Glory

    Recipe Brie, Cherry and Basil Tart

    A glut of cherries from the garden has made me explore different ways to use them. Cherries marinated (pickled?) in balsamic vinegar infused with fresh basil take on a spicy, slightly aniseed flavour which a lovely contrast with the melted brie. This tart should be eaten straight from the oven...
  5. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Provolone and Caramelised Red Onion Puff Pastry Tart

    Serves 4-6, Preparation time 10 mins, Cooking time 40 mins 800 g red onions 50 g Provolone cheese 320 g puff pastry 3 dessert spoons of sugar 1 spoon of white vinegar 20 g unsalted butter 1 egg Provolone cheese, to taste Method Finely slice the onions, then put them in a pan with butter...
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    Caramelised red onion and Provolone tart.jpeg

  7. Morning Glory

    Recipe Blue Cheese, Fig & Greengage Tart

    I was quite pleased with myself making this because I made the rough puff pastry from scratch but (due to current supplies of flour) I had no plain flour. I used self-raising flour instead and it worked perfectly well. Please use ready made puff pastry if you wish. I also made the greengage jam...
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    Cherry tomatoes tart ready.jpeg

  9. Cherry tomatoes tart - before baking.jpeg

    Cherry tomatoes tart - before baking.jpeg

  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Black Tomato, Cheese & Onion Quiche

    The tomatoes used here are home-grown "Indigo Rose". This variety is supposed to be a true superfood with extremely high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, specially bred for extra nutrition and containing the same antioxidants as blueberries. They do have a lovely intense flavour and look...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Apple, Fig and Brie Tart

    Make this tart as large or small as you wish. I was using some left over puff pastry so went with the size that I had. To make things easy there are no quantities given. You simply need enough brie slices to cover the base of the tart and enough apple and fig slices to cover the top...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Greengage, Feta & Honey Tart

    Greengages are in season for a very short time in the UK. They are a type of plum, similar to the French Reine Claude. They have deliciously sour skins and sweet flesh. Here, honey compliments the sweet and sour plums and feta adds a salty, tangy dimension. The lavender is the aromatic and...
  13. Morning Glory

    Recipe Greengage & Bresaola Tart

    British greengages are a type of heritage plum and are closely related to French 'Reine Claude Verte'. When ripe they have an acidity in the skin which contrast beautifully with the sweet honey tasting flesh. They are in season for a for a short time. - from late August through to...
  14. Torta Carrarina - Traditional Rum & Rice Tart from Tuscany

    Torta Carrarina - Traditional Rum & Rice Tart from Tuscany

    The city of Carrara, in the northern part of Tuscany, was already famous in Roman times because of the impeccably white marble that could be excavated in its quarries. Along with the municipality of Massa, Carrara gives its name to a lovely province that borders both with Liguria and...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Red Onion Tart with Parsley and Parmesan

    Caramelised onions have a wonderful sweet flavour which works well with the slightly fruity and nutty taste of a good Parmesan. The parsley adds a mild bitter and mineral note which brightens the flavour. This makes a great simple vegetarian lunch together with a green salad. To make it vegan...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Wild Mushroom Tart

    Is it cheating? I don’t know - but its a trick I’ve used before when making tarts in order to make sure the surface of the tart looks pretty. You fill the tart case with 2/3rds (or even more) of the custard mixture plus some of the filling and cook until almost set. Then add the top layer of...
  17. Morning Glory

    Recipe Black Butter Bakewell Tart

    Bakewell tart is traditionally made with a layer of raspberry jam covered in frangipane. Here, I used black apple butter in place of the jam and added an topping of sliced apples. You could, of course, make this using raspberry jam. Ingredients Shortcrust pastry 5 tbsp black butter (or...
  18. Morning Glory

    Recipe Banana, Bacon and Blue Cheese Tart

    I’m such a sucker for alliteration. Here, bananas melt into a sweet harmony with salty bacon and blue cheese. This is such a very easy and fast recipe to make. It serves two for a snack or even a light lunch if you add some salad. Ingredients (serves 2 ) Ready rolled puff pastry...
  19. Morning Glory

    Recipe Butternut Squash, Spinach and Cheddar Quiche

    For this quiche, you don't strictly speaking, need to roast the squash beforehand. You could simple par-boil it but roasting does add more flavour. Ingredients: Shortcrust pastry (I make my own but you could use ready-rolled or even a pre-cooked quiche/flan shell). 3 eggs 150ml milk...
  20. Morning Glory

    Recipe Roquefort and Spinach Filo Tart

    Roquefort and spinach is a lovely combination. I added some toasted almonds and soaked raisins for a slightly middle Eastern twist. Soaking the raisins in Martini adds a bittersweet herbal note - but you could use a different aromatic alcohol or orange juice. Use a loose bottom tart tin...
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