Monday, August 31, 2009

Mini Cheese Tartlets

Every month we have a potluck for the North American Women's group here in Eindhoven, so I try to come up with something new to take. It needs to travel well, since 90% of the time I'm going by bike. Certain things just don't look terribly pretty after they've been jostled around for a half an hour on a bike rack. Luckily, you people see the before bike carnage photos. That said, I don't think these babies will have that problem.

Cheese Tartlets

I started out thinking that I was going to make a taco ring, but after I bought the crescent rolls I decided to do something a little easier to transport.

You'll Need:

1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough*
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used swiss for these)
2 green onions, chopped
1 roasted red pepper (roast your own, or used jarred), chopped
2 eggs
5 tbsp cream

Preheat the oven to 175 C (350 F).

Unroll the dough and make a large rectangle. Press the perforations together to form one large piece. Cut rectangle into 3-4" squares. I got 18 from my dough, but I know cans of dough are different sizes so you may end up with more or less.

Grease a muffin tin and lay each square of dough into a muffin cup. The corners will stick out of the tops. Sprinkle a little bit of cheese in the bottom of each muffin cup. Then a few pieces of green onion, and a small amount of the red pepper. There isn't really a set amount to add, just eyeball it and distribute things evenly.

Next, whisk the egg and the cream into a small bowl. Spoon about a tablespoon of the egg mixture into each muffin cup. If you have a bit leftover, just distribute it through the cups, but don't add too much liquid or it'll puff too much and flow out of the muffin tin.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough is a nice golden brown.

*Puff pastry would work too, but you'll get a slightly different texture in the dough.

You really could put whatever the heck you felt like in these. I think it'd be fun to experiment with different savory fillings, as well as making a nice little dessert of them.

For more goodies and recipes check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed With Grace and Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.


Unknown said...

This looks sooooo yummy! It's awesome that you bike everywhere!

Keetha Broyles said...

Those look incredibly delicious!!!

Allison said...

Okay, I'm running out for the crescent rolls right now! These look so good and a delicious way to use up my roasted red peppers!

Sonya said...

Looks look sooooo delicious!!!!

MadeInCanarias said...

These look so delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

SnoWhite said...

looks delicious to me! have you tried the crescent roll creations? the ones without the perforations? I tried them the other night -- they were so easy to work with and shape into what you want!

Mesina said...

Oh they look tasty!! Not only am I so jealous that you got to eat those, but even more jealous you have a North American Women's group to go to! :o

I must look around to see if we have one of those here. Doubt it. Now I'm bummed! xx

Tracey said...

Yum - those look delicious! Great idea!

Unknown said...

Looks YUMMY!!! THANKS!!! Geri

Brenda said...

My family would love these for breakfast. I would probably add ham or bacon (for the boys), but we love these walk away kind of things.

Andrea said...

Well here's a note from your friendly blog stalker and I can personally attest that these tartlets were delicious!

Connie said...

These look great! I usually carry something like this for Sunday school each week. Since the men folk in the class are hearty eaters, I am going to try these with a bit of browned pork sausage.

I love the Green onion, Cheese and Sour Cream Biscuit recipe, too!

Thanks for sharing!

How neat to be living in The Netherlands!

Many blessings!

Unknown said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesday on Thanks again for posting.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

They really look wonderful. And, I bet they taste great, even after the bike carnage. LOL!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Oh how yum! Thank you!

Wizardress said...

Sounds and looks reallly good. It almost looks like little quiches. YUM!

GreedyGirl said...

Hi checking in from SITS

These look really good

Anonymous said...

Looks tasty! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only person who tries to transport food on her bicycle. Fondant covered cakes last surprisingly well when the box it is in is securely fastened to my pannier rack.

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