Caprese tart with parmesan pastry

Source: Coles Magazine - February 2017 - Page 8

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Serves: 6 - Prep: 20 mins (+ 15 mins cooling & 45 mins resting time) - Cooking: 20 mins

1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1/2 cup (40g) parmesan, finely grated
125g chilled butter, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg yolk
1 teaspoon chilled water
200g mixed medley grape tomatoes, halved
1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons baby capers
1 tablespoon oregano leaves
1 tablespoon basil leaves
200g soft fetta, crumbled
1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Place flour, parmesan, butter and pepper in a food processor. Process until mixture forms fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and water and process until dough just comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Shape into a disc and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to rest.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the fetta cream, place fetta and cream in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge.
  3. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 20cm x 40cm rectangle. Line a 10cm x 34cm rectangular fluted tart tin, with removable base, with pastry. Use a small sharp knife to trim the excess. Place in the fridge for 15 mins to rest.
  4. Line the pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or rice. Bake for 10 mins. Remove the paper and pastry weights or rice. Bake for a further 10 mins or until light golden. Set aside for 15 mins to cool slightly.
  5. To make the basil oil, place the basil in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Use your hands to squeeze as much water as possible from the basil. Place basil in a blender with the oil and blend until smooth.
  6. Place the pastry case on a serving plate. Fill with fetta cream. Top with combined tomato. Sprinkle with capers, oregano and basil. Drizzle with basil oil and serve immediately.

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