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!!


  • The recipe was originally from an old woman’s weekly cookbook, the Tf’s have altered it by adding leek and bacon.

  • Enjoy!

  • You will need:

  • Puff pastry ( we did the Nigella thing and used pre made ) x 2 sheets

  • Egg yolk x I lightly beaten = Narby eggs

  • Olive oil – we used Fieldquests’s Extra virgin olive oil from the Strathbogies x 1 tablespoon

  • One leek

  • 2 cloves of chemical free garlic from Nangana Nursery ( 03) 5772 1771

  • ½ cup of shredded fresh basil from veggie patch

  • 1 table spoon chopped fresh oregano from the veggie patch

  • 250 gms of cherry tomatoes fresh from the veggie patch (23)

  • 300 gms of crushed tomatoes – we used fresh tomatoes reduced down with extra basil, spring onions and garlic.

  • Home smoked bacon slices we used 3


  • 1.

    Tart cases

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    Brushed tops of frames with egg yolk, prick bases of pastry cases with a fork.

  • 5.

    Bake separately in a very hot oven until pastry is browned and risen. Use left over squares as lids. Bake all and set aside.

  • 6.

    Using oil add leek, bacon, garlic and cook stirring until leek is softened, and bacon is cooked, then add herbs and cherry tomatoes.

  • 7.

    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.

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Posted by jackicamReport
Cheat puff pastry is fine by me! Who has the time these days. This a really tasty, rustic tart - it'd be great with some goat's cheese thrown in there too...or olives? I'd love to munch on this on a lazy arvo with friends and that wine...