Tomato, Thyme and Meadowfield Farm Goat’s Cheese Tart
This steadfast trio of flavours – tomato, thyme and Meadowfield Farm goat’s cheese – is as close in flavour as it gets to a summer afternoon in the Provençal sunshine.
1 Heat the oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7. Lay out the pastry on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Then, using a sharp knife, score a line – not all the way through along each side of the pastry, about 2cm in from the edges. This will give the tart a nice crusty edge.
2 Put the olive oil, cherry tomatoes, thyme leaves and garlic into a bowl and mix until they are well coated. Season with salt and pepper and mix again.
3 Tumble the tomato mixture evenly over the pastry, keeping it within the scored lines. Crumble Meadowfield Farm goat’s cheese over the top among the bits of tomato.
4 Add another quick dash of freshly ground black pepper and pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and puffy on the outside, the tomatoes are collapsing slightly and the cheese is melty, then serve.
1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
2 tbsp olive oil
400g cherry tomatoes, halved
4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
80g Meadowfield Farm soft goat’s cheese