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Chorizo Rose Tarts

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Do not be put off my how cool these look! They are SO simple to make – well, assuming you use ready made puff pastry, otherwise they’re going to be a little bit of a labour of love (but so worth it I’d bet!) My recipe and tips for making proper puff pastry are here – its not really hard, it just a bit time consuming.

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Like my Garlic and Mozzarella Swirl Buns I created these flower shaped tarts to sell at an East Dulwich WI bake sale after being inspired by these apple roses. I don’t like apple and wanted to make something savoury (and meaty as usual) so thin slices of chorizo seemed like a good idea. Spoiler alert – it was an awesome idea!

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Experimenting to get the cooking time right so that the pastry is cooked all the way through but without burning the bejesus out of the top of the chorizo did take a bit of doing.  After a few attempts, I hit on a method of covering the pastries for the whole (surprisingly long) cooking process. I also abandoned the original plan of baking them in a muffin tin as this didn’t allow the pasty room to expand outwards which made them a little dense.

My first batch of Chorizo Puff Pastry Roses were a sell out which was a little gutting as I really fancied eating one by the end of the day! Cannot complain at that though really!

Makes 10

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!


Ingredients:

1 Sheet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
Flour for dusting
10 tsp Red Onion Chutney
150g finely grated Mozzarella Cheese
25 Slices Chorizo
1 Egg

Equipment:

Large Roasting Tray
1 cup(ish) Uncooked Rice
10 Paper Muffin Cases
Rolling Pin (or a roll of clingfilm)
Pastry Brush
Enough Foil to Double Cover the Tin


Method:

Preheat the oven to 180c or equivalent.

Prepare a large roasting tin by lining the bottom with 1 cup of uncooked rice or some other fat soaking material – this will stop chorizo fat melting everywhere and smoking the place out. Lay 10 muffin cases out ready to fill.

Lightly dust the work surface with Flour. Take 1 Sheet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry out of the packet and cut it in half with a sharp knife straight through the paper whilst still rolled. Set aside one half for now and unroll the other being careful it doesn’t crack as you’re unrolling.

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Place the half pastry sheet on the floured surface (portrait wise) and gently roll it a little thinner until its a third to a half as big again. Concentrate on rolling it longer rather than wider.

Cut the pastry with a sharp knife into 5 equal strips.

Spread 1 tsp of Red Onion Chutney along the middle of each strip.

Split half of the 150g finely grated Mozzarella Cheese amongst the 5 strips, sprinkling it lightly over the chutney.

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Cut 20 Slices Chorizo in half with a sharp knife or scissors. Lay 5 halves of chorizo along the top half of each strip. Leave a gap at either end of each strip and overlap the slices slightly. Leave only a tiny piece of the slice pointing over the top of the pastry edge.

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Beat 1 Egg in a small bowl and brush egg over the bottom part of exposed pastry. Gently fold the bottom half of each strip over the top and lightly press down.

Egg wash the exposed pastry on each strip then gently roll each folded strip into a rose shape. Place each into a paper case and lightly egg wash all of the exposed pastry.

Lay each paper clad rose into the roasting tin on-top of the rice.

Repeat all of the steps with the second half of the pastry to create 10 roses in total.

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Cover the whole tin in 2 layers of foil and put into the oven for 1 hour and 20 mins. Check it a little earlier if your oven runs on the hot side.

Leave the roses to cool a little on a wire rack before digging in. They can also be reheated in the microwave or just chow down on them cold. Lush!

My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!

Let me know what you think in the comments – do you have a simple but effective showstopper?


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My Chorizo Rose Tarts are a ridiculously easy way to make yourself look like a incredibly talented baker with minimal skill required! These beautiful but simple savoury scrolls with chorizo, mozzarella and chutney wrapped in puff pastry are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or even an on-the-go breakfast.  Go on, give them a try!


More

For more pastry ideas, why not check out some of my other popular baking recipes:

Sausage, Nut and Chutney Wreath
Garlic and Mozzarella Swirl Buns
Chicken, Gammon & Mushroom Pie
Proper Puff Sausage Rolls
Smoked Bacon, Courgette, Mushroom, Chive and Mozzarella Quiche


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