Savoury Tartlets

Savoury Tartlets

Makes 28

Baked tartlet cases can be frozen, defrost at room temperature.


For the pastry shells

500g ready made shortcrust pastry

Flour, for dusting

1 egg, beaten with a good pinch of salt

3 tablespoons finely grated hard cheese (use any hard cheese of your choice)

Hummus & roasted tomato

7 cherry tomatoes, halved

200g ready made hummus

Few chives

250g soft cheese

85g smoked salmon

Dill sprigs


Heat the oven to 200C. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a large oblong measuring 30x40cm. Cut 24 rounds with a 6.5cm round cutter, then carefully place them in hertzoggie or muffin tins to form tiny tarts. Prick the bases with a fork.

Brush the pastry with the beaten egg, add a bit of the grated hard cheese on top of each disk and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Scrunch the pastry trimmings together, then re-roll and cut out more rounds until all the pastry has been used. Glaze and bake as before. When all the pastry cases come out of the oven, roast the cherry tomato halves on a baking tray for 8 minutes. The cases will keep in a tin for up to 3 days or freeze for 3 months.

To serve, fill some cases with a teaspoon of hummus, a cherry tomato and a few snipped chives. Fill others with soft cheese, a twirl of salmon, dill and black pepper.


You can also fill these tartlets with prawn cocktail, pate and chutney….whatever takes your fancy.


About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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