Are you in search of a delicious and elegant appetizer for your next dinner party?
Look no further!
We have compiled a list of the 10 best ideas for aperitif recipes using shortcrust pastry.
From savory quiches to mouthwatering tartlets, these recipes are sure to impress your guests and satisfy their taste buds.
So, let’s dive into the world of shortcrust pastry and explore the endless possibilities it has to offer.
1. Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart
This delightful Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart is the epitome of springtime flavors. The combination of tender asparagus, creamy goat cheese, and a buttery shortcrust pastry is simply irresistible.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 pre-made shortcrust pastry
- 8 oz. goat cheese
- 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and blanched
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Roll out the shortcrust pastry and line a 9-inch tart pan. Trim any excess dough, then prick the bottom with a fork and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove the tart pan from the refrigerator and spread the goat cheese evenly over the bottom of the crust. Arrange the asparagus on top of the goat cheese, then pour the egg mixture over the asparagus.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is set. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Tips and Tricks:
- If you prefer, you can use a homemade shortcrust pastry instead of a store-bought one.
- For extra flavor, sprinkle a bit of lemon zest over the top of the tart before baking.
- For a vegetarian option, substitute the Parmesan cheese with a vegetarian hard cheese.
- If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, you can use ricotta or feta cheese instead.
Wine or Beverage Pairings:
A crisp and refreshing white wine, like a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, pairs perfectly with this Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart. Alternatively, a light, citrusy beer or sparkling water with a slice of lemon would also complement the dish.