By now in most of the households Eid celebrations will be on full swing….shopping, decoration, painting the hands with henna, taking out special bowls and cutlery to serve favorite sweets and savories, roasting of semiya, chopping dry fruits and girding masala’s to prepare favorite dishes on Eid day. When you are busy with all these, you get little time to prepare for Iftar…to ease up your work, we have Sarah of ‘Flour & Spice‘ giving us delicious recipe of ‘Eggplant & Boursin Tartlets’. These savory tartlets are so easy to bake and less time consuming. Make these for your iftar time today and enjoy. Thank you Sarah for being part of this event and bringing in these delicious tartlets.
Salam Yummy Food Readers and thank you Lubna for having me here again! My name is Sarah and I am hopping over from Flour & Spice, a blog where I share the Pakistani food I grew up eating along with other flavorful yummies. I want to congratulate Lubna on carrying on Joy from Fasting to Feasting for a full decade. Her dedication (and organization) is truly admirable!
Last time I “visited” I shared one of my favourite recipes for Bhuna Gosht. Today let’s switch it up a little and make a little appetizer. This much time into the holy month of Ramadan the appeal of fried pakoras and samosas can run a little thin. So today I am sharing with you a super easy simple recipe for a tasty Eggplant & Boursin Tartlet that you can add to your iftari repertoire. It is one for the eggplant lovers out there and requires only 3 ingredients! Well 5 if you count salt and chilli flakes.
You oven roast eggplant to tender smoky deliciousness, dice and season. Spoon the eggplant onto puff pastry rounds, dot with boursin and bake. A little chilli flakes are all you need for some added pizzaz. You can bake these in advance and reheat as needed. If you don’t have Boursin handy you can always just take some cream cheese mash it with a clove or two of crushed garlic, some dried herbs, salt, and pepper and use that instead. Because of their ease the Eggplant & Boursin Tartlets would also be the perfect addition to an Eid table!
Eggplant & Boursin Tartlets
- 2 sheets Puff pastry
- 1 large Eggplant
- 3 tbsp Boursin cheese
- 1 beaten Egg + 1 tbsp of water (for the egg wash)
- Salt & Chilli Flakes
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice the eggplant into ¼ inch rounds, drizzle with olive oil and roast it at 400 F for 15-17 minutes
- Once it is cool enough to handle dice it into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Cut rounds out of your puff pastry sheet. I used a 3 inch cutter but you can use a round glass or top of a jar
- Lightly brush egg wash over each round
- Scatter a scant spoonful of diced eggplant onto each round
- Dot with crumbled up boursin.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes till the puff pastry is golden brown.
- Sprinkle with chilli flakes and enjoy! To reheat simply pop them in the oven at 325 for a few minutes.
- Hope you try and enjoy this recipe and an early Eid Mubarak to you all!
Find more Ramadan Special recipes of this year @ Joy From Fasting To Feasting – X.