I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tomato and Cheese Vol-au-Vent

I was planning on making this tomato pie recipe, but saw these little vol-au-vent pastries in the store and thought why not.  Here's my  take on tomato pie.

http://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/2014/07/tomato-pie.html


6 vol-au-vent (baked pastry shells)
3/4 cup tomato, seeds removed and chopped
5-10 basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsps green pepper, finely chopped

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp parmesan
few shakes each of onion powder and black pepper

Place chopped, seeded tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with salt.  Leave 10 minutes.  Drain and pat dry.

Layer tomatoes, then peppers and basil, equally divided in vol-au-vent cups.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together and dollop on top of the vegetables.
Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Before baking you could top the cheese mixture with a slice of tomato.


Or when you remove the vol-au-vent from the oven garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve right away.
Would be great as an appetizer or a side dish.

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