|375g pack of ready rolled puff pastry|
|2 medium sized tomatoes|
|4 cherry tomatoes|
|80g / 3oz of feta cheese|
|2 tablespoons of pesto|
|2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil|
|Flour for dusting|
|Parsley or basil to garnish|
Set the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7
Sprinkle flour over a flat surface then unroll the puff pastry and cut into two circles (use a plate as a guide) 18cm / 7in wide.
Roughly mark out a 1½cm / ½in border on the pastry circles.
Slice the 2 medium tomatoes.
Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters.
Using your fingers crumble the feta cheese into small bits.
Grease the baking tray with a little oil or butter.
These easy to prepare and cook tartlets are super tasty as they are but its foolproof to add a few more ingredients if you want. Scatter over some chopped sweet pepper to add a little more sweetness and a slightly crunchy texture. If you are not a vegetarian then a sprinkling of chopped ham or chorizo goes extremely well.
For the amateurs amongst us, the ready rolled pastry is normally found near the butter and cheese section in a supermarket. If they don't have any then use the frozen puff pastry which in our supermarket is found somewhere near the ice cream. This will need to be defrosted for a couple of hours and you will then need to roll it out.
Recipe by David Marks.
Place both puff pastry circles on the baking tray. Using a blunt knife spread one tablespoon of pesto onto each pastry circle keeping it within the marked out border.
Spread half the tomato slices over the base of each pastry circle.
Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
Garnish with some torn basil or parsley sprigs, the remainder of the feta cheese and eat immediately with a fresh salad.