Tomato, mozzarrella and basil puff pastry tartelettes

These tomato, mozzarrella and basil puff pastry tartelettes are super easy to make and perfect for an apperitif or starter. You can make them as big or small as you want.

What you need:
Cherry tomatoes (you can use any tomatoes you want)
Mozzarrella
French mustard
A whisked egg yolk
Ready made puff pastry
Fresh basil
Salt and pepper

Heat your oven to 220C

I use ready made puff pastry but if you want to make your own, good luck.

Roll out your puff pastry and cut out squares, then cut out rectangles that will go around each side of your square, so two will be longer than the other two. These will make the sides of your tartelettes puff up really nicely.

Use a kitchen brush or a clean paint brush with a bit of yolk (kind of like paint) to stick each rectangle to the square.

Cover the bottom of the square with some mustard and the add sliced tomatoes and torn up pieces of mozzarella.

Puff pastry tartelette

You now want to brush the outside of the pastry with egg yolk, this will give your tartlettes a lovely golden colour when they are cooked.

Place on a baking tray and in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

When they are ready add salt, pepper and some chopped basil on the top et voila, an easy little starter.

Enjoy!
Mel

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