Simple Summer Tarts

Simple Summer Tarts

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Hasn't it been a hot few weeks here in the UK? Aren't we so lucky to be waking up to sunny mornings, breakfasts outside and warm balmy evenings? But, who wants to be cooking over a hot stove on days like these when we can be out enjoying ourselves in the evenings at the park with our children making the best summer memories?

Here is a simple little supper idea which has a little cheat ingredient but is tasty and makes a perfect summer lunch or dinner. Simple ingredients which children enjoy and making them into mini size makes them even more perfect for those little fingers. They go so well with salad or any raw vegetables and they fit nicely into a lunch box too. 

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INGREDIENTS

1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry 

2 tbsp cream cheese

10-15 baby tomatoes, sliced

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SUMMER TARTS

Pre heat oven to 180C fan

Lay out the ready rolled sheet of puffed pastry on a chopping board

Cut the pastry into 12 even sized squares

Score each square to make a little border on each side (see photo below) and set aside

Mix the cream cheese with the fresh chopped basil

Spread a little of the cream cheese mixture on each square inside the border

Layer three or four tomato slices on top and place on a baking tray

When you have filled all the squares, place in the oven for 15 mins until the edges of the pastry are golden brown and the tomatoes are softening. 

Remove from the oven and top with some fresh basil. Serve with a summer salad or in a lunchbox with some raw vegetables.

 score the edges of each square to create a narrow border

score the edges of each square to create a narrow border

 spread a little cream cheese mixture on each square inside the border

spread a little cream cheese mixture on each square inside the border

 top with the sliced tomatoes

top with the sliced tomatoes

 Serve topped with some fresh basil leaves

Serve topped with some fresh basil leaves

Thank you for reading.

Enjoy

Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxxx

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