Monday, 17 January 2011

Cream cheese, Beetroot and truffle tarts !

Few months back I borrowed a cookery book from my local library...Pure Vegetarian by Paul Gayler ! while I was glancing through the recipes a certain picture caught my eye, and I thought I must try this one...because sweet beetroot is favourite of mine, very colourful and healthy...also very easy to prepare and you can make them in advance for party or any other occasion..



You will need :-
  • 420 g prepared shortcut pastry
  • 2 medium sized boiled beetroot ( I bought them from store)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 125 g  cream cheese ( I used low fat )
  • 2 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper 
Method :-
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/ gas mark 5. Roll out the pastry thin and using a biscuit cutter, cut out round twelve rounds of pastry. Line twelve tarts cases with the rounds and cook in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.  Leave it to cool.
Cut the beetroot into small dice and place in a pan with the vinegar and maple syrup.  Cook over a low heat for 4-5 minutes so that they become slightly caramelised and have a sweet and sour flavour. Remove and leave to cool.  Mix the cream cheese with the chives and season to taste.  Fill each tart case with cream cheese, then top with spoonful of beetroot. Drizzle a little truffle oil over each tart.
Ready to serve and Enjoy as much as we did..!

34 comments:

  1. the tarts look awesome Jagruti!...I am sure they tasted yummy too!...nice touch of beets with truffles and cream chesse!!

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  2. yummyyy...looks awesome too

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  3. Sounds simple and looks very delicious too,my kid would love this!

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  4. Delicious truffle tarts...yumm!!

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  5. I love love tarts. Must try these. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Lovely tarts just like U Jag!!! *___^

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  7. Sounds interesting, would love to give a try.

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  8. Tarts are looking delicious..beautifully presented too.

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  9. How interesting...looks yum...I too posted something with beets too :)

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  10. looks very yummy and very colur ful too

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  11. Looks super yummy.Lovely tarts.

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  12. Tarts looks damn pretty and yummy..

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  13. wonderful innovative dish....beetroot in tarts...way to go!!! Keep rocking.
    Reva

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  14. Looks really delicious and appetizing!

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  15. What cute little tarts! These would make for an awesome appetizer.

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  16. Thats a yummy and colorful tart jags...

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  17. Dear Jagruti
    How are you? happy New year !!! ( Yes yes I know ....but it is for 2011 and not 2012)
    How I wish to get back to baking ,,but there is no taker I mean eater..but someday I will re-start..
    Nothing there at my blog for you...only fake none vege dishes...ha ha ( fake means lots of onion , garlic ginger garam masala, keep frying ,lots of oil etc etc ) and the dish is ready ...
    Have a nice day

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  18. Sweet beetroot on tarts is new to me...Looks very eyecatchy.

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  19. It sure is a treat to looks at these tarts & must be awesome to eat them too!!!! Glad to have stumbled upon ur blog & now following u...Do droop into my space sometime...:)

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  20. so beautifully made and gorgeous presentation.

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  21. oooh I love cream cheese in plates - looks great!

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  22. These look awesome. The food you make is inspirational!!

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  23. This is a great party appetizer. Love the cheesy tarts

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  24. Hi Jagruti,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your wholesome compliment :)Please do visit often and leave your valuable comments!
    These tarts look really incredibly delectable!!

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