Whipped feta shortcrust tartlets with strawberry & pistachio
It’s hard to believe it’s almost Christmas as it’s currently 30°C outside here in Melbourne. It’s the first time I’ll be spending Christmas in a sunny country – and away from my family – and although I’m looking forward to having a barbecue on Christmas for the first time ever, I still find it all so weird to see Christmas decorations everywhere (including a giant blow-up snowman a few houses down). Today’s recipe is the last one I made back at home, and it’s a great one to cook for your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party: whipped feta shortcrust tartlets, with strawberry & pistachio.
It sounds complicated – we’re even making the pastry ourself – but the only difficult part is getting the thickness of the pastry right, and all you have to do there is just try 1 tartlet before making all of them. That will tell you right away if you need to roll it out thinner or thicker!
You can serve this as a start but also as dessert, since it’s a mix of sweet and savoury. It’s also really tasty as a lunch or brunch snack. Feta and strawberries go really well together, and if you add in pistachio nuts, honey and basil you’ve got yourself a winner right there!
Have you got any recipe ideas for your Christmas/New Year’s Eve party yet? Do let me know in the comments below!
|125g salted butter|
|8g vanilla sugar|
|1 egg yolk|
|300g cream cheese|
|125g pistachio nuts|
|few teaspoons of honey|
|10 basil leaves (or mint)|