It’s that time of year where tomatoes are in season, bright red hanging off their plants in absolute splendor and quantity.
Also there is nothing like a great old tart!!
Using one of the cheat puff sheet cut it in to fours, use these as the base for the cases - you will need to create these puffy tart bases.
With the second sheet cut in half and then cut one half in half again. Create 2cm frames by cutting out squares from the squares. Use the left over ½ sheet cut in to two for the lids.
Brushed tops of frames with egg yolk, prick bases of pastry cases with a fork.
Bake separately in a very hot oven until pastry is browned and risen. Use left over squares as lids. Bake all and set aside.
Using oil add leek, bacon, garlic and cook stirring until leek is softened, and bacon is cooked, then add herbs and cherry tomatoes.
Add crushed tomatoes and cook, stirring often until cooked through.
To serve we filled the pasty cases with tomato mix and heated in oven for 5 minutes.
Once out of oven we placed pastry lids slightly ajar.
You can have a side order of salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
Compliment with local Upper Goulburn Shiraz such as the organic Rees Miller Shiraz.