Sunday, July 15, 2007


A while back, whilst in the newsagents, I was looking at all the foodie magazines and I came across a new quarterly food magazine by the people at Woman&Home.
The first thing I loved was the front cover, a beautiful Mango parfait topped with blueberries. Flicking through the pages the recipes come under evocative headings such as calming foods, de-stressing foods, vitality foods, radiance foods, energising foods, mood foods and relaxing foods.
There are recipes by Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, James Martin and Nigel Slater, Alastair Hendy and others.
A section of the magazine is also devoted to Books for Cooks where a short review is given on current cookery books.
The recipe I have chosen to cook from this magazine is very simple, took a short time to prepare and looked and tasted wonderful.

This recipe will serve 4 people or in our case, it only served the two of us!

You will need:
375g packet ready-rolled puff pastry, 1 bunch basil, leaves only, plus extra to garnish, 300g baby tomatoes on the vine, 250g cubed Taleggio cheese, 1 tablespoon milk.

1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, fan 200ºC, 425ºF, Gas 7. Place the pastry on a large flat baking sheet and score a rim along the sides of the rectangle, 2.5cm in from the edge.
2. Scatter the basil over the pastry and place the tomatoes on top without removing the vines. Season well with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
3. Scatter over the cheese and brush the outside rim of the pastry with milk. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and risen. Scatter over some more fresh basil before serving.


Belinda said...

What a beautiful tart, with simple and fresh ingredients...can't beat that. I'm enthralled with all of the international cooking magazines, and wish more were available here where I live.

Patricia Scarpin said...

This is luscious!
I love puff pastry and this tart must have been so good!

Kelly-Jane said...

Looks gorgeous! I doubt it would serve 4 in our house either :)

A bit of a foodie said...

This looks delicious. I am suffering post-holiday blues having just returned from Provence. This tart would be just the thing to cheer me up and remind me of the lovely Mediterranean flavours I enjoyed there.
Glad to have discovered your blog - I hope you will permit me to add it to my list of food blogs on my blog.

shamroxann said...

oh my god this looks **wonderful** i am saving this!!!!!

Margaret said...

Hi - thank you for your comments. This tart is so easy I will definitely make it again! Mx

Valli said...

Your tart looks wonderful. I make a similar dish with chevre. I am afraid I must admit my ignorance when I say I am not familiar with taleggio cheese. I will have to google it. As far as I know it is not available in Canada...but then I hadn't heard of haloumi cheese until I went on a trip to Greece and now I see it everywhere!!!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

It looks delicious.
I have added your blog to my Technorati favourites :)

Greetings, Margot

Margaret said...

Thank you Margot.