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5 from 2 votes

Brie & Potato Tarts with Easy Rough Puff Pastry

Brie and Potato Tarts with Easy Rough Puff Pastry make a great appetiser or party snack. Creamy cheese, wafer-thin potatoes and a hint of rosemary make a tantalising filling to accompany the crisp, golden pastry.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Baking, lunch
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: brie, cheesy, pastry,, potato, rough puff, tart
Servings: 6
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

For the Rough Puff Pastry

    (using store-bought instead? Pick up a 500g pack)

    • 225 g/ 1 3/4 cups Plain (all-purpose) flour
    • 175 g/ 3/4 cup Butter unsalted, chilled
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 150 ml/ 5 fl oz Water icy cold

    For the Brie & Potato Tarts

    • 6 New potatoes small
    • 90g / 3 oz Brie
    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
    • Sea salt
    • 1 sprig Rosemary
    • 1 egg beaten

    Instructions

    Make the Rough Puff Pastry

    • Put the flour and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir
    • Cube the butter (1/2-1cm), drop into the flour and toss to coat - do not rub in
    • Add 3/4 of the ice-cold water and stir, using a blunt knife, until a firm dough forms - add more water as necessary, but do not allow the dough to become 'wet' or 'sticky'
    • Flour your worktop and roll the dough out into a long oblong with the short sides facing you
    • To fold, imagine that the pastry is divided into thirds. Now fold the top third over the middle third, then fold the bottom third over the middle also - like folding a letter
    • Turn the pastry 90 degrees and roll out again into a long oblong. Fold as before and turn another 90 degrees, before repeating the rolling and folding process for the third time
    • Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

    Make the Brie & Potato Tarts

    • Preheat the oven to 200C/ 400F/ GM 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment
    • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, slice the potatoes with a mandoline to approx 1mm thickness and blanch in the water for 30 seconds. Drain and refresh in a bowl of cold water. Drain again and set aside
    • Roll the pastry out to a rectangle approximately 15 cm wide and 48cm long
    • Neaten any wonky edges then cut the pastry strip into 6 equal rectangles
    • Score around the edge of each tart approx 3/4 cm in and prick the base all over with a fork. Transfer to the baking sheet, spacing 2 cm apart
    • Thinly slice the brie and divide between the tarts, placing inside of the scored lines
    • Lay 6-8 slices of potato over the brie, down the centre of each tart, overlapping as you go. Brush the potato with a little olive oil
    • Brush the edge of the tarts with beaten egg, scatter the parmesan cheese over the tarts and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden and crispy
    • Finely chop the rosemary and scatter over the tarts along with a pinch of sea salt flakes

    Nutrition

    Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg