Tomato tarts

Recipe from: 2/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time 40 minutes plus chilling time


  • 250
    cake flour
  • 125
    cold butter
  • 1
    large egg yolk
  • 40
    olive oil
  • 1
    yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips lengthways
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2
    x 400 g cans plum tomatoes, drained
  • 2
  • 30
    fresh origanum, roughly chopped
  • 6
    black olives, pitted


about 1 hour
Sift the flour and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Add the egg yolk and 35 to 45 ml cold water to form a firm dough.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and line six individual quiche tins.
Prick the pastry all over with a fork. Chill again for a further 30 minutes.
Heat half the oil in a saucepan.
Fry the yellow pepper until soft.
Remove from the pan.
Add the remaining oil and fry the onion over low heat for about 15 minutes, until soft.
Add the garlic, tomatoes, sugar and half the origanum and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes until the mixture is thick.
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cover the pastry with greaseproof paper and fill with dried beans.
Bake in a preheated 200 °C oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Remove the beans and paper and bake for a further three to five minutes until the pastry is pale golden in colour.
Remove the pastry from the oven and fill with the tomato filling.
Sprinkle the olives and the strips of yellow pepper on top.
Reduce the oven temperature to 180 °C and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with remaining origanum.
Enjoy hot or cold.

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