Warm Tomato and Goat cheese Tart

Everyone likes a tart? Me specially, you can insert your own joke here. This recipe started off as a sweet recipe in The Hairy Bikers book, but I have changed it up to use some really nice tomatoes I had in the fridge.

You need to make sure your tomatoes are fresh and firm, if they are a little too soft they will release too much water as they cook giving you a pasty that not only has a soggy bottom but a soggy top as well. Also use only dried herbs as they rehydrate during cooking.

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Warm Tomato and Goat cheese Tart
Warm Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart Finished
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
For The Tart
For The Chilli Jam
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
For The Tart
For The Chilli Jam
Warm Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart Finished
Instructions
  1. Finely dice up a your red chillies, I like to de-seed and remove the pith from my chillies. The seeds are not where the heat is but the white connective growth that holds the seeds in place really packs a punch. I like to be able to taste my food not have my head blown off.
    chopped Chillies
  2. Add the water and honey along with the chopped chillies into a small saucepan. Gently simmer for 5 to 10 mins, this makes a sweet, warming jam like dressing without the fire you might expect. Put this aside to cool, you will need it when the tart is finished.
  3. Put the Oven on at 190C Fan /170C/ 325 F/ Gas Mark 5. Slice the tomatoes into discs of about .75 cm thick. I am using a mandolin but you can just as easily use a sharp knife. Cut the tube shaped pack of goat cheese into rounds of about half a cm thick.
    thinly slice tomato
  4. I’m using a bottle of coconut oil, olive or any other vegetable oil would do fine. Do not use sesame or walnut oil as they are far to strong tasting for this.
    Spray oil
  5. On to the oiled pastry sprinkle a little garlic powder and some dried herbs. Next layer up your tomatoes, you can be a neat or as random as you chose for this the final look is entirely up to you.
    sprinkle herbs
  6. Intersperse the tomatoes with slices of goat cheese and you are ready to bake. Slide the tray into the oven for 20 mins, but keep an eye on it, you want the edges to go nice and golden brown , crisp but not burned.
  7. Slice the tart into 4 , dress each slice with the chilli jam and serve with a nice crisp salad and a glass of dry white wine.
    Warm Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart Finished
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4 Comments

  • Dave 13th August 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Looks delicious, but I’d prefer the cheese to be Cheddar, having been to the caverns in England. Hope you and yours are having a wonderful summer. We leave for a 9/24 cruise to New England and Canada on Celebrity.

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    • Mark 14th August 2017 at 8:38 am

      Oh would love to join you for the cruise! mx

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  • sorana 14th August 2017 at 9:04 am

    I will try that. Love goats cheese πŸ˜€

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    • Mark 14th August 2017 at 10:32 am

      Fab, hope you do try it. Send me pictures you know i love them! mx

      Reply

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