Saturday, February 24, 2007

Summer Breeze Tea and Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts!

Maisie has been nagging me to show her how I make these little tomato and mozzarella tarts, so we defrosted some ready rolled puff pastry and cut it into 6 squares, brushed the edges with milk, cut a narrow border all round leaving two oposite corners uncut, and the folded the two cut sides over each other to make the twisted ends. It's sort of like a square vol-o-vent case. I suppose you could use some of those ready made large vol-o-vents....Bake this pastry case for about 10 mins at 200°, then you push down the middle bit of puffed up pastry so you can fit the filling in. The filling is loads of chopped tomatoes, loads of little cubes of mozarella, a bit of chopped fresh basil, S&P and some olive oil drizzled over and finally a bit of grated mature cheddar on the top, these are then baked for another 15 mins at 180° and then they are ready! Yummy!! You can also make one large tart and use cherry tomatoes on the vine which looks really pretty and just right for a girly lunch in the garden in the summer...mmmmmm

I just had to take a photograph of this beautiful Summer Breeze tea that my colour Swap Pal put in my package.

This tea tastes divine and I just know I will be sad when I have finished the tin. I also love the packaging, it just makes me want to use it.
The ingredients are:-hibiscus, apple, peppermint, rosehip, lemongrass & strawberry fibres(whatever they are)....
I must find out where to purchase this special blend.


Marianne said...

Good heavens, Woman, you should warn a person (a hungry one at that) when you're going to show photos of incredibly yummy looking food!
That tea looks and sounds delicious.

Ms. Knitingale said...

Great...make me drool all over my keyboard! Lovely daughter, by the way. Absolutely beautiful.

CG said...

Yummy, yummy. I want one of those tarts!

talj said...

Oh My!! These look delicious!!!! I think you need to send me a food parcel! :o)

Rosie said...

Yum! Am going to have to try some of those.
The tea is from Ringtons, a fairly new store in Rose Crescent, Cambridge. They've been selling tea door-to-door (I think) for generations but this is their first retail outlet. Mind you, even though it only opened in October it is closing soon for a refit (will check the exact dates one lunch break). Let me know if you can make a KTog, then I can try and get tea supplies for you.

Pat said...

Oh, what delicious looking yummies today. I'm going to write those directions down and then see if I can get that pastry here in our store.

The tea sounds lovely too. Sounds really healthy too!

Talk to you soon.

Fiberjoy said...

Yummy, delicious looking savouries. Mmm, the mouth's watering though supper wasn't that long ago.

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