Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Preparations begin!

Well originally l was just going to have a qu
ite 30th with just the immediately family, but Will suggested that we invite the extended family as well. Too many people that just means a couple of extra people, but to us that mean
s an extra 30 or 40! So there l was at the start of the week happily making afternoon tea for 6 people, now I'm organising a BBQ for the masses. First cab of the rank are some beautiful Spinach and Ricotta Tarts which are always a winner at any occasion.

1x packet of fresh spinach
1x tub of Ricotta Cheese
1x garlic clove, crushed
1x egg
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper for seasoning

6 x sheets of Puff Pastry

Heat a small splash of oil in frying pan, add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until spinach has wilted. Remove from heat, once cooled add ricotta, cheese, egg and salt and pepper.

Cut circles of pastry using a wine glass, place in muffin tray stretching the pastry as much as possible. Repeat until the trays are filled, prick the bottom of the pastry with many fork pricks so the pastry does not puff too much. Place baking beads or rice in each case, and blind bake in the oven a 180 'C for 10 minutes. Remove beads and fill pastry with the mixture then bake in the oven till they are golden in colour.
Stay tuned for some more delicious finger food to come!

I would love to hear your comments and suggestion,
enjoy! Y x

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