It's finally time for the next installment of Hay Hay It's Donna Day! Started by the wonderful Barbara of Winos and Foodies, this has become my favorite online blog event. I have the honor of hosting this latest HHDD and I'm tickled pink.
Given my love of Donna Hay and my well-recorded fascination with puff pastry, I chose this asparagus tart from Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book #1. This recipe was easy and quite delicious. The original recipe will be at the end of this post.
I also think that it provided a great springboard for all of you participants out there because...
Your mission - and I know you will accept it - is to show off your best savory tart recipe! Here are all of the details:
- The theme for HHDD #5 is savory tarts. This means no sweet stuff! Any variation on crust is fine. Use your creativity!
- The deadline for entries to be posted is September 15th. Puff pastry takes 20 minutes to bake so no excuses about not getting one done in 2 weeks! :)
- The roundup will be posted on September 22nd with voting to follow for a week afterwards.
- Please post your entries and clearly mark them as a HHDD #5 post. After you post, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information: your name, the name of your blog, your recipe's name or title, your location, and the permalink to your HHDD post.
- The most creative, original, and delicious looking tart will win a foodie-related prize from your truly and - more importantly - the honor of hosting the next Hay Hay It's Donna Day!
Asparagus Tarts - originally from page 174 of Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book #1
Roll out 375g (13 oz) of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to 4 mm (1/4 in) thickness. Cut into four 7 cm (2 3/4 in) rectangles. Top with 5-6 trimmed pieces of asparagus spears and sprinkle with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Bake on a baking tray lined with non stick baking paper in a preheated 180C (350F) oven for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.
Thanks to Tony Clark for the lovely photo and for making a mean post-shoot martini! :)