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Mini goat’s cheese tartlets

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These little tartlets are perfect for a snack or a canapé at a party.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:40
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

  • 450g 16 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • Salt
  • 375g 13¼ oz Butter (unsalted) cold, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 250ml 8½ fl oz Water cold
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lemon juice
  • 400g 14⅛ oz Goats' cheese
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Poppy seeds

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sift flour and salt into a large bowl and add the butter and stir with a metal spoon to coat the butter with flour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 450g 16 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 375g 13¼ oz Butter (unsalted) cold, cut into 2cm cubes
    • Salt
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix the water and lemon juice together in a jug and pour into the flour/butter mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250ml 8½ fl oz Water cold
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lemon juice
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Using a round ended knife cut across the mixture several times, turning the bowl until the dough comes together.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Tip onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a thick slab about the same size as a house brick.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Flour the surface well and roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 40 x 20cm. Fold 1/3 into the centre, then fold over the other 1/3. Roll out again to the same size as before then repeat the folding.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Rotate the pastry by ¼ turn and repeat the folding and rolling. Repeat this 3 or 4 times making sure the surface in well floured.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Wrap the pastry in cling film and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You can freeze this pastry for 5-6 weeks.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    When you’re ready to use the pastry, remove from the fridge for about ½ hour. Then roll out into a large rectangle about 40x25cm and about the thickness of a £1 coin. Next cut this into 40 squares about 5cm square. Preheat the oven to 220°C (gas mark 7).

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Place a small chunk of goat’s cheese onto the pastry square then pinch up the 4 corners to a point, brush with egg then sprinkle with poppy seeds.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 400g 14⅛ oz Goats' cheese
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Poppy seeds
  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.