End of the month goats cheese tart

Its once again that time of the month when money is thin on the ground but the need full a full tummy never disappears. Luckily i have taken to doing a big shop at the beginning of the month so the freezer is stocked but im a) a bit sick of meat and b) experiencing a glut of jarred preserves made by me without a thought to where im going to store them all.

From this was born the beetroot, tomato, goats cheese and red onion tart. This was unbearably cheap to make, using leftover pre-made puff pastry (special offer of £1 in Asda) and no, i don’t apologise for using pre-made, i always make my own short crust as i have a food processor but i don’t have the time, inclination or patience to make puff pastry. So there. Also i bought the goats cheese from my local Tesco metro and its was £1.40 plus i already had the preserves and tomatoes. It makes enough to feed four so overall i was pretty impressed with myself.

You can find the recipie for the beetroot jam here and red onion chutney here of course the recipie is significantly more expensive if you have to buy them in but if it was me i would “make hay whilst the sun shines” and get some chutneys made and jarred whilst you can.

You will need
1/2 packet puff pastry
2 tablespoons Beetroot Jam
2 tomatoes
goats cheese (enough to cover the tat without drowning it)
2 Tables spoons red onion chutney
Seasoning
Olive Oil
Milk/egg for brushing

Method

Roll out your pastry and place in a baking tin on top of some grease proof paper. Score a rectangle to create a border and encourage puffing. Onto the pastry smear the beetroot jam, taking it to the corners. Then thinly slice your tomatoes and scatter over the jam. Sprinkle a little salt on top. Add your goats cheese, chutney, more seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil. Brush some egg or milk wash around your boarder and put into a 200c preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

Serve with salad, or if you like your friends, buttered, boiled potatoes, its getting chilly out!imag1429.jpg

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