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 :
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.