It has been a beautiful day here today. We got a huge amount done in the garden and it's looking great for the new season. We also had our tea out in the garden for the first time this year.
And I had a cracker of a recipe for the meal.
For Short and Tweet, I made Dan Lepard's spelt rough puff pastry and I made it into chorizo and tomato tarts. Dan gives a few ideas for really stunning sounding tarts in his book. I will try to make more of them especially as the pastry was such a success.
How lovely to have a bit of extra flavour and goodness from the spelt flour. I really wasn't expecting to be able to make a successful puff pastry so easily. There is a bit of rolling and folding but I just let the pastry rest in the fridge each time and got on with whatever else I was doing so, in the end, it really felt I had done virtually nothing. The pastry puffed up brilliantly. Just as good as the ready-made stuff. The taste, however, was far better.
The recipes for both the pastry and the tart are in Short and Sweet by Dan Lepard. I can't find this recipe on the Guardian website but if others from Short and Tweet find it and link to it, I'll let you know. Otherwise, buy the book.