Black olive & goat's cheese tartlets

Black olive & goat's cheese tartlets

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 18 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 20

Stylish veggie bite-sized treats for a posh party

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
117
protein
4g
carbs
7g
fat
8g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.42g

Ingredients

  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 x 200g/7oz packs crumbly goat's cheese
  • handful pitted black olives, sliced
  • chopped parsley, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Unwrap the puff pastry and, using a 5cm cutter, cut out 20 rounds (you may need to re-roll the pastry trimmings to get 20 circles). Now use a slightly smaller cutter to make a light dent in the pastry, creating a rim. Use a fork to make a few pricks in the centre of the pastry; this will stop it from rising, while letting the outer rim puff up.
  2. Place the pastry discs on a baking sheet and brush all over with the egg. Crumble the goat’s cheese in the centre of each tartlet and scatter over the olives. Can be made up to this point up to 2 days ahead and kept in the fridge. Cook for 15-18 mins until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2008

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pikolet's picture
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Made this recipe New Year's Eve for a dinner party. I made one large tart rather than the individual tartlets. Served with roast pork crackling, braised carrots with masala wine, rice with pine nuts and raisins and a green salad. Only problem was that the pastry didn't puff up. Nobody minded though. It was the only dish I made that was all gone!

carnargan's picture

these are great as nibbles with drinks

thamariw's picture

What cheese can I use instead of goat's cheese?

thamariw's picture

What cheese can I use instead of goat's cheese?

calandriawoc's picture

These were absolutely scrumptious and delightful when I exchanged the olives for dried apricots that were mixed with some marscapone and or goat cheese and baked. This is such a nice treat for birthday or holiday breakfasts. The tartness of the fruit balances well with the cheese. Raspberry would be good.
Note: You could sweeten the cheese/apricot mix a bit with some honey or other sweetener. Not too much... but to taste.

Another time I mixed parmesan and herbs with softened cheese and baked them. Delicious! You can even add cooked ground meat, salmon, turkey, tuna or other protein to change this great recipe. If you add Mexican spices to the meat it is almost like empanadas. Sausage and marinara takes you to Italy. Explore!

zirb123's picture
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these tarts were very tasty. I was asked to make more!!
However i had to make a smaller dent as some of them didn't rise properly so it came out as flat crunchy type tarts!!!!

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