Bell pepper cheese tartlets – JFI Bell Pepper

Shall I make a bread with bell peppers ? Or shall I make sarson-ka-saag ? Shall I try a chutney ? After so many questions and confusions with keeping the humble bell pepper in hand the mini tartlet shells were peeping out of thier home and was asking “Its nearly a year since u got us ? Why you never dare to try anything with us ? “.

Then I decided and settled down for a bell pepper cheese tartlets. Not bad right ? And I dared to try just two (just two ??) and the measurements were all exact and the I was blessed yesterday with these warm, crisp, cheesy, flavored with bell pepper’s crunchiness with these tartlets.

I should bet that it took just 10 minutes to whip up this delicious snack and a definite kid pleaser. You can make them and pop them into the oven and prepare a tea and can find them ready when you are done with tea. It can be an excellent snack during tea time.
Now coming to the recipe :
Ingredients :
All purpose flour / Maida flour – 1/2 cup
Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/4 tea spoon
Butter – 1/4 cup (cold)
Bell pepper – deseeded and chopped 1/2 cup
Grated cheese – 1/2 cup

How to make it?
Per-heat your oven.
Mix the maida and wheat flour along with the salt. Cut in the cold butter with your fingers in the flour mix and mix with your tip of your fingers till the mix resembles bread crumbs. Add 2 Table spoon of water and mix until the doung comes together. Add water is the mix is too dry 1 teaspoon at a time. Knead for 3-4 minutes and form 6 equal sized balls.
Take the chopped bell pepper and srpinkle some salt and mix well. You can crushed black pepper too if you want.
Take one ball of the dough and pat it on a plastic sheet to a circle that could fit in snugly inside your mini tart pan. Butter the mini tart pans and place the circle of doung inside it and with your fingers push it neatly inside to cover the shell till the top. Place a tea spoon full of chopped bell peppers and spread 1 tea spoon full of grated cheese over it. Repeat for the remaining dough. Thats it your tarts were ready to go into the oven. Bake the tarts for 10-12 minutes. My oven took this time. But please watch out and take them out when you see the edges start getting golden brown.

When cooled remove the tarts by onverting the shells on a serving plate. Serve warm with tea or your favorite drink. This makes a great starter or snack. This is my entry for JFI – Bell Pepper hosted by lovely Pooja.


15 comments on “Bell pepper cheese tartlets – JFI Bell Pepper

  1. nice entry for JFI 🙂

  2. Have to try this. BOught tart cases 6 months ago and haven’t touched them

  3. lovely entry..looks delicious..

  4. Hey this is very innovative..

  5. you make it sound so easy! 🙂 they look lovely!

  6. And these wonderful tartlets come from someone who claimed she couldn’t bake!!!

  7. loved the recipe.. lovely pic.. looks tempting

  8. Looks like a simple one. I never thought that tartlets are this simple to make. It must have really tasted good. Nice recipe.

  9. Thank you Nirmala for this wonderful entry , they look yummy… 🙂

  10. cheese tartlets sound wonderful!!!they look so cuuute:)…

  11. WoW cheese !!! looks superb…Love the combo.

  12. that was an innovative entry..nice one..

  13. looks really pretty! cheese and bell-peppers go great together!:)

  14. These are too cute to eat.

  15. Lakshmi loved your florentines! 🙂 This recipe is a must try for me! You are for sure a great baker! :))

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