Posh Picnic n°3: Herbed Garlic and Summer Veg Tarts

This was hands down the star of our picnic

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Flakey round the edges, soft and squidgy in the centre, and packing all the punch of summer flavours

They’d be incredible at a barbecue or as a light meal, and cooled down as part of a picnic they steal the show!

You’ll need:

320g pack puff pastry

a little plain flour, for dusting

garlic & herb soft cheese (not sure how much.. couple of dollops?!)

1tsp chopped mixed herbs

4 small tomatoes (or 1 large tomato), sliced

handful black tomatoes

couple of handfuls of washed rocket

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

medium beaten egg, to glaze

(courgettes were in the original recipe but I left them out, it’s 2 small courgettes thinly sliced if you want them though!)

(Meat Option: Proscuitto)

Preheat the oven to 200°c/gas mark 7

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Cut the pastry into four squares and score a boarder about 2cm in from the edge of each piece and pop onto a lightly floured baking sheet

(save any offcuts for the cheese straws!)

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Spread the soft cheese within the scored borders, spread it as thickly as you fancy!

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Spread the thinly sliced tomatoes and olives (and courgette if you fancy it) over the pastry

Sprinkle over the herbs then drizzle the olive oil

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Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg

Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden and the veg is starting to sizzle

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Take some rocket in a separate container and pop over the top when serving.

Guarenteed to steal the show!

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