Treasure Chest Tart
Treasure Chest Tart
Serves 1. Recipe devised by Kate Morris and Sally Brown.
What to do:
You will need - workmat, scales, teaspoon, dessertspoon, baking tray, baking paper, cup, scissors, mixing bowl, table knife, flour dredger, rolling pin (optional), oven gloves (for adult use).
Before cooking, wash your hands and put an apron on. Weigh or measure all the ingredients. Ask a grown-up to preheat the oven to preheat the oven to 200°C fan/220°C/Gas 7. Brush the baking paper generously with vegetable oil.
Count out the tomatoes into your cup, then snip them into pieces with the scissors – be careful, they may squirt! Make sure you watch out for those scissors – ask a grown-up to help you. Pour the snipped tomatoes into a mixing bowl.
Tear up the basil leaves and add them to the bowl. Add a pinch of paprika.
Give the spring onion a ‘haircut’ by cutting off the roots with the scissors (again, ask a grown-up to help) and then chop up the spring onion into small pieces and add it to the tomatoes. Stir in the olive oil.
Pop open the pepper by putting your thumbs on the stalk and pressing inwards, and tear about a quarter of it into bite-sized pieces and add this to the other ingredients. Next add the tinned sweetcorn.
Use the flour dredger to dust flour onto your workmat. Roll out the pastry or pat it flat with your fist.
Trim an even shape with the knife (this will help the pastry rise in the oven). Then mark a border like a picture frame - not cutting through the pastry completely.
Pile your vegetable filling into the central part of your pastry base and spread out the edges of the inner rectangle using the knife. Ask a grown-up to place it in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden and risen. Serve your Treasure Chest Tart with carrot batons.
You will need:
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 4 basil leaves
- pinch of paprika
- 1 spring onion
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 fresh green pepper
- 1 dessertspoon tinned or fresh sweetcorn
- 125g (1/4 block) puff pastry
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.