Friday, 25 September 2015


“It’s easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.” - Maria Sharapova

This is a recipe we often make when we have guests and it is good to have with some drinks or alternatively as an entrée. You may substitute sautéed mushrooms for the ham if you desire.

Ham and Cheese Filo Tarts
6 sheets filo pastry
50g butter, melted
1 and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
150 g sliced ham, finely chopped
1 and 1/2 cups finely grated tasty cheese
1/2 cup cooked spinach
1 teaspoon dry mustard
4 eggs
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut the filo sheets in half lengthways. Cut each filo strip into thirds to make squares. Brush the filo with butter and layer sheets into 4 stacks. Line four 10cm fluted tart tins with removable bases with the pastry stacks. Place on an oven tray. Bake in oven for 5 minutes until crisp but not golden remove from oven.
Heat oil in a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook for 3 minutes, or until soft. Set aside to cool.
Combine onion, spinach, ham and cheese. Divide between pastry shells.
Combine mustard, eggs and milk in a jug. Whisk with a fork. Pour over ham mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Serve immediately.

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  1. Hmmm, I don't like making pastry so this sounds good, using ready made filo