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I'm Kate and this is where I share and celebrate life's little pleasures. I am a career-loving mama, who loves to travel and is often in the kitchen. I'm married to my best friend Sam, and we are raising our little one, George, in London.

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Asparagus, Ham & Cheese Tart

Asparagus, Ham & Cheese Tart

This fool-proof recipe is one of my favourites for a picnic, weekend snacking or a light dinner with a side salad. From the famed Ripe café in Auckland’s gourmet suburb of Ponsonby, it’s even better on the second day.

10 minutes prep, 45 minutes in the oven. Serves 4. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 sheets (500g) frozen flaky puff pastry
  • 4 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • ¾ cup (90g) cheddar or tasty cheese
  • 10 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 100g ham, sliced
  • ½ cup (40g) parmesan, grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD


1. Preheat oven to 200℃. Line an oven tray with a sheet of baking paper. Place one sheet of the puff pastry down on the tray, and spread it with 2 tsp of the wholegrain mustard.

2. Sprinkle ¼ cup of the grated cheese over the base layer of pastry. Lay the next pastry layer on top, lining up the edges. Spread with the rest of the mustard, keeping a 1cm border of plain pastry.

3. Lay on the ham and asparagus, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Bake the tart in a hot oven for 35 minutes. Life the pastry base to ensure it’s golden underneath. 

With Love, Kate

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