Posts tagged ‘tomato’

March 21, 2012

Dinner Party

Party Food

I hosted a dinner party on St Patrick’s Day with the hope that everyone would bring Irish inspired food or at least food that was green. I was the only one that followed that theme! However we did have lots of yummy food and a jolly good time. Here are a selection of the dishes we ate that night.

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February 21, 2012

Sweet Potato Tart

Sweet Potato Tart

This is a similar recipe to a previous post- the Goats cheese and tomato tart. However this one is using sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. I’ve had a little bit of a thing lately for sweet potato- literally eating it all the time. Its great though as it counts as one of your 5 a day as well as being a carb.
So this recipe can be adapted to have any topping you like- for me that’s whatever is in my fridge and needs eating up. The tomato is a must though- provides a bit of moisture, and the cheese is to me essential just because I can’t live without cheese.

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September 26, 2011

Courgette, Cheese and Tomato Muffins

Savoury Muffin

When you think of muffins what do you think? Do you imagine Double chocolate muffins? Or a breakfast muffin with scrambled egg? I doubt your first thought would be a cheese, courgette and tomato muffin. At least I know mine isn’t!

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January 9, 2011

Goat’s Cheese & Tomato Tart

This was my first attempt at making a tart- and it tasted
pretty good even if I do say so myself. I found this recipe in one
of my files- I had torn it out of a Good Homes magazine from May
2007, and thought I would give it a whirl. I found it easy to
follow, easy to make, and it tasted delicious. I used big beef
tomatoes, and found I didn’t actually use the whole 500g but that’s
up to personal preference. I used a 20cm cake tin rather than a
baking sheet- but this made it a little too thick so I would
recommend either using a larger cake tin or just a flat tray. Goat's Cheese and Tomato Tart Goat's Cheese and Tomato Tart
Serves 4
Ready in 50 minutes
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
85g/3oz cold butter chopped
7 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
140g/5oz plain flour
500g/ 1lb 2oz tomatoes thickly sliced
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
100g/4oz soft goat’s cheese
Olive oil for drizzling
1. Turn theoven to 200°C (180°C fan)/390°F/Gas 6. Boil the potato for 12
minutes then drain.
2. Fry the onion in 25g/1oz of butter for five minutes until it starts to brown. Strip the leaves from four sprigs
of thyme and add to the pan, or add half the dried thyme.
3. Rub the remaining butter into the flour. Mash the potato, add to the
mixture with seasoning and the onion and any pan juices. Mix to a
soft dough, then press into a 23cm round on a greased baking sheet.
4. Arrange the tomatoes on the dough and drizzle over the vinegar.
Sprinkle over the remaining thyme and season. Crumble over the
cheese, drizzle with oil, then bake for 35 minutes until the base
is golden.

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