Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

Spring is here!

Yes, do your own little happy dance, as asparagus are in season! Time to celebrate spring! 

This lovely asparagus tart is the low-fuss kind. Quick and easy. No troubles in the kitchen. Yet… absolutely stunning on the dinner table. A pretty little centerpiece for a picnic in the park. Or a family brunch. Or serve as a healthy light meal accompanied with a simple side salad (for example made of rocket salad, cherry tomato mix and balsamic glaze).

This tart has lovely flavors with basil, goat cheese and lemon zest. Beautiful, sophisticated and delicious. What are you waiting for? Go on! Have a spring party and show off your cooking skills :)

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Asparagus Tart
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Puff Pastry
  2. 3 Eggs
  3. Goat Cheese (3.5oz/100g)
  4. Cooking cream (1/2 cup / 125g)
  5. 2 handful fresh Basil Leaves
  6. Green Asparagus (1lb / 500g)
  7. 1 Lemon (for zest)
  8. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
  2. Roll the puff pastry into a rectangle fitting to the size and amount of aspargus. Place pastry on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, lightly score the pastry one inch from the edges to make a inner rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Brush a tin layer of egg wash over the pastry, to give a glaze to it. Bake until golden and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pastry shell from oven. In a blender or food processor mix 2 handful of basil leaves, 1/2 cup cooking cream, the goat cheese and 2 eggs. Spread the mixture evenly over the pastry.
  4. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus, arrange crosswise in a single layer in the pastry shell on top of the cheese mixture, alternating ends and tips. Sprinkle over some salt, pepper and lemon zest. Bake until the asparagus are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
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Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

 Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

Funky Veggies

Another feisty veggies recipe that just makes me happy! As my recipe collection grows and the more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I realize how versatile vegetables can be. 

These 5 ingredient Mexican sweet corn cookies are just perfect!

For this recipe I’ve used corn flour, so these delicious little treats are also great for gluten free eaters. Delicious with white cheese such as feta crumbled over. Yes, more please!

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

 Tomato Basil Bruschetta

In today’s post another quick-and-easy recipe, that will make your taste buds happy! Simple bruschetta with fragrant, tasty topping.

So yummy to bite into this crunchy garlic crust, topped with fresh basil and sweet, seasonal tomatoes. Make sure your tomatoes are really sweet and ripe when making this topping.

A lovely lunch, brunch, appetizer or snack!

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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. bread
  2. olive oil
  3. garlic
  4. 2 handfuls nice mixed ripe (cherry) tomatoes
  5. 1 small bunch fresh basil, leaves picked
  6. sea salt
  7. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. The bread is best sliced thick (half-inch thick slices). Brush both sides of each slice with olive oil and crushed garlic (a pastry brush helps here). Toast the bread slices on a barbecue, or roasting pan.
  2. Finely chop the (cherry) tomatoes and basil leaves. Add this topping to each slice and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Enjoy!
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