Quick veggi Tart

This is great for a no sandwich lunch it’s lovely hot or cold, so you can cook it the night before, for lunch the next day. ( I love something you can prepare in advance! ) 

Ingredients 

1x puff pastry ready rolled sheet

2x tbsp of red or green pesto

1x mozerella cheese ball sliced

3x mushrooms sliced

1x pepper chopped

A handful of tomatoes halved

A handful of rocket

Method

1. Pre heat the oven to 180c and Grease a large baking tin 

2. Un Roll the puff pastry sheet ( this is easier if you leave it to warm to room temp first) 

3. Prick the puff pastry with a fork leaving about an inch all the way round.

 

4. Spread the pesto over the pastry.

5. Scatter the chopped, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes. 


6. Then place the sliced mozerella ball spread out over the veggies. 

7. Bake for 20 mins. 


This is a great recipe because you can substitute any over the veggies for stuff you have in the house, why not try some courgette or red onion on top. 

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Refined sugar free banana buns (contains natural sugars) 

I love these little buns for a sweet snack and they are a firm favourite in our house.

This recipe makes 24 small buns but you can use it to make larger buns just adjust the cooking time.

Ingredients 

200g baking marg.

3 very ripe bananas

1 egg

200g S/R flour


Method

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degree’s, and place bun cases in a bun tin.

2) Melt the marg. in a saucepan over a medium heat.

3) Remove saucepan from the heat. Mash the bananas in a bowl and add to the saucepan, mix well.

4) Add a beaten egg to the saucepan and mix well.

5) Add the sieved S/R flour and mix well.

6) Add the mixture into the bun cases about a dessert spoon full, and bake for 15  mins. 

To check the buns are cooked poke a knife in the centre of one of them, if the knife comes out clean they are cooked, if there is mixture of the knife they need a little longer. 

These banana buns can be kept in an airtight container for 2 days or in the freezer for a month.

Mini quiche

These mini quiche are quick and easy to make and best thing is you can make a batch of them, freeze them and defrost them whenever you need them!

I made these ones with red pepper, but you can use, mushrooms, tomato, onion.

Recipe makes 10-12 mini quiche ( depending on how thick you roll the pastry out!)

Ingredients 
Pastry

8oz plain flour

4oz softened butter

Water

Quiche filling 
5x eggs

Dash of milk

300g grated cheese

1/2-1 pepper
Method

Grease a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 180 degrees
To make the pastry: 
Measure the flour and softened butter into a bowl and rub together until you have formed bread crumbs.

Slowly add tepid water to bring the mixture together.

Then chill for at least 30 mins ( I usually make this the night before )

To make the filling:
Beat the eggs, add a dash of milk.

Add 100g of grated cheese and the chopped pepper/mushrooms/tomato

Roll the pastry out to about 1/2 cm thick.
Cut out circles with a glass or saucer. And place into the muffin tin.

Pour the egg mixture into the pastry cases.

Sprinkle some cheese on top of the egg mixture.

Bake in the oven for 20 mins.

Remove from the tin and place on a cooling rack.

Pesto and cheese wheels

These puff pastry wheels are quick to make and great for baby led weaning. They are also good for hiding all sorts of vegetables in!!

Ingredients

1x ready rolled puff pastry sheet

2x desert spoons of red pesto

( if you would rather you can use tomato purée)

2/3 handfuls of cheese

1/2 a pepper cut into very small cubes

1x egg (just for egg wash)

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees, and grease a baking tray.
  2. Unroll your puff pastry sheet, and spread two desert spoons of pesto over the pastry.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese and the very small cubes of pepper over the pastry.

4.Roll the pastry back up into a cylinder (pic below) egg wash the edge and stick together.

5. Cut slices off the pastry, place on a greased baking tray and egg wash.


6. Cook for 25mins in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.

You could swap the peppers for courgette, mushrooms, sweet corn. Anything really…

I hope you enjoy 🙂