How to Make Ricotta and Tomato Tart

Velvety ricotta, laced with pungent Parmesan and tomato, all nestling in the crispiness of puff pastry. Great served with a green salad.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely sliced
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, rolled into a 14 inch circle
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) ricotta cheese
  • 1 2/3 ounces (50 ml) cream
  • 1 3/4 ounces (50 grams) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) finely shredded rocket
  • 1 medium egg, for glazing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, 200 degrees C, or on gas mark 6.
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    Add the tomatoes to a colander and season them with salt. Drain and leave them in for about 10 minutes.
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    Place the pre-rolled pastry on a baking tray and put it to one side.
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    Make the ricotta filling. Mix the ricotta, eggs, cream, parmesan, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a bowl. Then add the rocket leaves and stir.
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    Make the tart. Add the cheese mixture to the center of the pastry. Spread the filling over the dough and leave about a 5 centimeter border around the outside.
    • Use your hand to lift and push the border over and onto the filling.
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    • Arrange the tomato slices over the top of the filling and brush the tart with the egg yolk.
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    Bake the tart in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
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    Sprinkle with oregano and cut the tart into slices.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking tray
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Colander or strainer
  • Pastry brush
  • Palette knife

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Categories: Vegetarian