I am a huge fan of anything pastry based. Totally calorie laden but absolutely delicious!
Jus Rol is one of my favourite pastry brands to work with, I am totally lazy and for the life of me cannot make it myself. When pastry – especially puff pastry – is presented to me in the supermarket, in ready made packets, already rolled… who am I to ignore!
A meal I love to prepare (and eat) is a ‘Throw it all together Tart’. Using whatever is in your fridge, it is a really filling meal and is always a talking point.
I used to make a wilted spinach, cherry/plum tomato and mozzarella cheese puff pastry tart. Absolutely divine… wilt the spinach in butter whilst chopping the tomatoes and the cheese. Score an inch around the pastry and fill the middle with all the ingredients. Cook for 25-30 minutes at gas mark 5, or until the cheese starts to brown and the pastry edges have risen.
One of my favourite meals to cook, such a simple recipe to follow, so easy, yet packed with flavour.
Whilst at my parent’s in France, I adapted this recipe slightly but utilising all the fresh vegetables in their garden. I included chopped peppers, cheese, tomatoes, ham, red onions, bacon lardons and even pineapple. The puff pastry tarts went down a treat and it was great to use vegetables picked straight from the garden.
Recently I have been using the same ingredients but swapped out the ham, bacon lardons and pineapple for chorizo and serrano ham. Ohhhh how did I not realise that serrano ham crisps up as it does? Cut into thin slices, the ham is easy to manipulate on top of the mound of vegetables and cheese, leaving a crispy top that breaks as soon as you cut into it. With the inclusion of ham, the tarts need to be cooked slightly longer.
By far this has to be my favourite meal to make and is an ideal date night treat!
Jus Rol kindly sent me vouchers to use on their Bake It Fresh range, however this post is totally dedicated to Puff Pastry… my favourite product in their range! The Bake It Fresh range includes 6 Apple Danish and 6 Cinnamon Swirls, ready made, simply place them in a pre-heated oven. The ready made Bake It Fresh range also includes croissants, focaccia bread and more – found in the chilled section.