Tuesday 10 June 2014

Consider It Pure Joy

Bake Along #62 is to bake a savory pie or tart.   I love to bake along but too lazy to make the pie or tart from scratch. Here comes the cheat way or should I say the convenient way!? Use ready made frozen pastry, and a ready rolled one too! How simple and fast can this be? 30 minutes! 10 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes of baking. Viola! A nicely baked savory tart, pretty to look at, and good to eat.

The base of this tart is sour cream,grated cheddar cheese(can use Gouda, Swiss Gruyere )and egg. This is the basic base of my quickie tart. The rest is up to you, whatever you have and like.

Ham, Cherry tomato and Cheese Tart
Recipe source: Own
one 9" x 6"


1 sheet of ready rolled short crust pastry
3 pcs of square ham
15 cherry tomatoes
50g grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tablespoon light sour cream
1/2 egg
Black pepper and salt to taste
Fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 220C. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper. Cut one pastry sheet to the size you want. Cut remaining into four strips and place on the four corners to create a border.
  • Whisk sour cream, egg  and cheese until well combined. Stir in the cheese. Spread mixture over the pastry  leaving a 1-2cm border around the edge. Arrange the ham and tomato half, cut-side up. Sprinkle some thyme leaves.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry with the remaining beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Top with thyme.

This post is linked BakeAlong62 hosted by Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce, Kitchen Flavours and
Lena, Frozen Wings.

photo credit: Pastor Kwan

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2


  1. Hi, Lian! This piece savoury pie looks so easy to prepare...I love those cherry tomatoes!

  2. Hi Lian,
    I'm all with shortcut too, when the laziness crept in! Haha!
    Lovely tart! Tomatoes, ham and cheese, they are perfect together!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

    1. Thanks Joyce, Laziness does creep in all of us;D

  3. Hi Lian, sometimes when we are too busy but wanted to bake something quickie, these frozen products really comes in handy to make quick & yummy meals with some fresh ingredients. Love the cherry tomatoes!

  4. hi lian, the cherry tomatoes made it look so pretty! the other day joyce was using mayonnaise as a base for her tart, sounds delicious to me, so is idea of sour cream and cheese, thx for the idea and appreciate your participation in our bake along event! sorry for not dropping as often, hope all is well !!

  5. Hi Lian,

    I can't imagine living in the world without lights, running water, panadol, fridge, washing machine, blah blah blah and ... ready rolled frozen pastry!!! Our lives are too good these days :p

    I like how you made your tomato tart. It looks yummy!


    1. Hi Zoe, we take all these conveniences for granted all the time, don't we? C'est la vie!

  6. Hi Lian, I am guilty of using the easy premade pastry dough but it is very convenient! Yours looks healthy and delicious!

    1. Thanks Jeannie for your kind comment.

  7. Hi Lian, this tart is so pretty!

  8. Lian, your tart is beautiful and the combination of topping ingredients sounds delicious. It's a bonus that it's also so easy to make.

  9. Hi Lian,
    Your tomato ham tart looks delicious. Love how easy it is to prepare. I like that you spread sour cream as base too. Yum!


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