BROAD BEANS CREAM TARTS WITH PECORINO CHEESE AND BORAGE FLOWERS

Mini broad beans cream tarts with pecorino cheese and borage flowers on the top. This savoury tartlets are perfect appetizers

Mini broad beans cream tarts with pecorino cheese and borage flowers on the top. This savoury tartlets are perfect appetizers

When  broad beans are in season, eating broad beans freshly picked with bread and extra virgin olive oil is a must for people who live in Abruzzo.  The broad beans are a very versatile vegetable, we should not enjoy them only in the traditional way, so I thought to to make a finger food recipe. The freshest fava beans are tender and  sweet  and  you can make a smoothy  cream with a delicate texture that goes  well with the short crust pastry made with wholemeal farro flour.  The farro flour makes savoury tarts  very fragrant and flavourful, perfect to enjoy with a cream of fava beans. I have garnished  the tartlets with pecorino cheese shavings  and borage flowers. This delicious finger food is high in fibers, proteins, vitamins and antioxidants, and  they have an amazing look with the edible flowers on the top , these savoury tarts are perfect to serve as appetizers or  party food.

For about 30 tartlets

Ingredients for the  savoury short crust pastry

250g  of wholemeal  farro flour
1 egg yolk
90 g of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon of sugar
50 ml of milk

Ingredients for the broad beans cream

1,5 kg of beans with their pods or approximately 200g of fava beans without outer shells
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
A slice of onion
Salt
Pecorino cheese for garnish
Borage flowers for garnish

PREPARATION

Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the other ingredients for the short crust, start to rub in with your finger. At the beginning the dough resembles to the bread crumb then continue to knead the dough until will be firm.

how to make savoury short crust pastry with a wholemeal flour and extravirgin olive oil

how to make savoury short crust pastry with a wholemeal flour and extravirgin olive oil

Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

savoury tartlets made with farro short crust.This is a fragrant and healthy base to make mini tartlets for your appetizer

savoury tartlets made with farro short crust.This is a fragrant and healthy base to make mini tartlets for your appetizer

Take a little ball of dough and squeeze it  into the tartlets molds. Cut off the excess of dough around the edges with your fingers.
Place the moulds in a baking dish and bake at 175 ° C for 20-25 minutes.

How to make mini tarts using a wholemeal short crust. This savoury tarlets are perfect party food and perfect finger food

How to make mini tarts using a wholemeal short crust. This savoury tarlets are perfect party food and perfect finger food

Remove the tartlets from the molds
Break open the pods and shell out the broad beans into a bowl. Remove the outer shell of the beans as they can make the cream grainy and with a dull green.
In a saucepan heat the olive oil with the onion, then add the broad beans, half glass of water and salt to taste.
Cover the pot with a lid and cook until the beans are soft, about for 10-15 minutes. Don’t let the broad beans became dry but leave some cooking water that will be used to blend them.

Fava bean are vegetables high in protein perfect to make pasta, soup recipes, but it's easy to make a broad beans cream to fill up savoury tarts.

Fava bean are vegetables high in protein perfect to make pasta, soup recipes, but it’s easy to make a broad beans cream to fill up savoury tarts.

Blend the fava beans with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil until the cream will be smooth.  Let it cool
Fill up the shortcrust tarts with broad beans cream and garnish as desired with pecorino cheese shavings. Finish  with a borage flowers on the top.
Consume within a day

How to make savoury tarts for your party. This mini tarts are made with a wholemeal short crust filled up with fava beans and pecorino cheese. If you like you can garnish with borage flowers

How to make savoury tarts for your party. This mini tarts are made with a wholemeal short crust filled up with fava beans and pecorino cheese. If you like you can garnish with borage flowers

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