Tomato and Capsicum Tart

    2 hours 15 minutes

    A beautiful red tart containing tomato and capsicum it can be eaten hot or warm for dinner or lunch, I like it with hot chips.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Pastry
    • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (250g) flour
    • Filling
    • 2 large red onions
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 650g fresh or tinned tomatoes, diced
    • 3 large red capsicums, cut into thin strips
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely diced
    • 1 pinch saffron threads, to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon anise seed
    • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 16 black olives, pitted and halved

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:45min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Pastry: Dissolve yeast and sugar in the water and let stand for 10 minutes until it begins to foam.
    2. Mix the yeast with the oil, egg, salt and flour then knead into a pliable dough. Form a ball and place it in a large greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    3. Filling: In the meantime cut the onions into very thin rings. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy medium-sized saucepan. Fry the onions for 10 to 12 minutes until soft.
    4. Add the tomatoes, capsicum and garlic then mix well. Add the saffron, anise, salt and pepper then cook without a lid for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. At the end of the cooking time there should be no more liquid.
    5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    6. Roll the pastry out on a floured work surface into a circle about 30cm across. Line the bottom and sides of a 25cm springform tin with it ensuring everything is covered well. Roll the edges of the pastry inwards.
    7. Spread the cooled filling evenly on the pastry and smooth out the surface. Place the olive halves on top and put it in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.
    8. After baking brush the pastry with olive oil. Serve fresh.

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