Challenging Arts & Crafts

Spinach Tomato Tart

 
So glad that I found the tartlette forms 2 years ago in a shop that actually sells coffee. They are very practical forms as their bottoms/base are removable.  I used them for this recipe so I could freeze each portion  and will be ready to eat anytime for grabbing, that way, I don´t need to slice the tart.
 
 
 
 
 So friends, here´s how I made the Tarts:
 
Ingredients:
 
1 roll ready made puff pastry
500 grams of fresh or frozen spinach ( if frozen, thaw the pack the night before)
3 medium tomatoes
1 onion cut into strips
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 egg
2 tbsps olive oil
 1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp creme fráiche (or double cream)
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp pine nuts ( or coarsely cut almonds)
salt & peper
optional : finely grated grana padano (italian cheese)
 
 
How to :
 
1.
Roll out the pastry onto a board, remove its parchment/sheet and divide it into 4. Place each in the tartlette form tucking the excess  edges towards the inside of the form. Put a sheet of  wax paper to cover the pastry and add the dried beans on top of it to bake blind the pastry for 10 minutes with 180°C.
 
Remove the sheet and the dried beans and bake for more 10 minutes so the base gets golden brown in color, set the pastry aside for later use.
 
 
 
2.
In a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil,  fry the crushed garlic followed by Spinach leaves until spinach get softer & limpy and looses water,  slightly season with salt & pepper, remove excess liquid and put the spinach on a plate, set aside.
 
 
 
 In the same pan add 1 tbsp olive oil,  fry the onions, add the cut tomatoes,  sprinkle it with the soya sauce and  fry til they get soft, set aside.
 
 
3.
 Mix the egg, the sour cream , creme fráiche, season with salt & pepper and add 2 tbsp of this mixture to the onion and tomato and 2 tbsp to the spinach. Mix carefully so the liquid blends in with the vegetables.
 
 
 



4.
Using a spoon, fill each crust with the spinach and the onion mixture arranging the filling loosely  into the crust... add a tbsp of the egg mixture randomly and add the raisins, pine  nuts and  the grated grana padano cheese on top , place in the middle rack of your oven and bake at 180°C for about 20-30 minutes. When baking is done, carefully remove  the form´s bottom and arrange on a platter.  Serve warm or cold.


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Enjoy Baking and have a nice Weekend!

 

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