Friday, February 18, 2011

Janella's Sesame Cases with Pumpkin

For dinner last night I made these cute little tarts. I saw Janella Purcell's recipe for this on Good Chef Bad Chef and thought it looked very interesting.

In the pastry I used wholemeal flour (I haven't convinced myself to pay the money for spelt flour as yet). It is combined with sesame seeds and sesame oil. The dough tasted great and was really versatile, I had no problems rolling it out (although I do love making pastry!).

The onion filling is cooked in vegetable stock over low heat until all the liquid disappears. I thought that was an interesting technique and although tasty it is not as yummy as caramelised onions.

The pumpkin top is basically steamed pumpkin pureed with silken tofu. The result is a beautiful soft texture and the flavour was lovely.

 When they are all assembled to make a little tart it was very pretty and tasted nice but it did feel as though something was missing. They would be lovely to present as part of a finger food party or as an accompaniment, just don't expect them to stand out.


  1. oh these are cute! And I love Good Chef Bad Chef!

  2. Oh at first I thought they were a sweet item but then I saw the onion!

  3. Yum. I love the caramelized onions in there.

  4. I've not seen anything like this before but these really do sound delicious. The onion filling sounds really delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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